Well, that was fun

Thanks to everyone who helped make the 1st Annual Midwest Urban Farmers Summit such a success! We are in the process of collecting the presentations and putting them up on the summit page.  So, check back in later for those. … Continued

Schedule Changes

Hello Everybody! We’ve made a few last minute changes to the schedule.  Dan Hurowitz of City Farm is going to give presentation over lunch on Sunday, and Sunday’s Plant tour has been moved to the afternoon.  Check out the Summit … Continued

Partay Heartay

Calling all fun farmers: We’re throwing a party Saturday night to give people the chance to meet each other on a more personal level.  And also because it will be fun! We’re going to be showing a test screening of … Continued

Schedule Looking Good

We’ve locked down speakers for almost all the workshops.  Ben Helphand from Neighborspace and Katie Williams form Patchwork Farms will be giving a talk on aquiring land.  Lawyers and law students form the University of Chicago will give a workshop on the legal … Continued

An Urban Farming Census

I came across a really interesting article on the City Farmer News website.  It reviews the business models and economics of various urban farming projects.  To read the complete article click here.  Here’s the abstract: Increasing food insecurity, lack of … Continued

Tentative Schedule Posted

We’ve been contacting lecturers this week, and are happy to post a tentative schedule on our details page.  If you are interested in speaking at the summit, know someone you’d like to hear, or have a topic you’d like discussed, … Continued

Working with AUA

This last week we met with the folks from Chicago’s Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA).  We’re really excited that they are interested in helping and supporting us while we organize the summit and spread the word.  The people at the AUA … Continued