"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.

Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has"

Margaret Mead, Anthropologist
(used with permission)

"If you don't like the news .... go out and make some of your own !!"

Wes "Scoop" Nisker, Newscaster


Government is a slow and tedious process. While it often includes citizen and neighborhood involvement, non-governmental, private organizations have created movements and interesting groups which can create positive change in our cities and towns.

I am fascinated by the way groups are created and how they influence public decision making. This blog merely recognizes them and forwards the description of these groups from their own websites.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Advocates for Urban Agriculture

Location: Chicago, IL

Website: www.auachicago.org

Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA) is a coalition of organizations and individuals interested in learning about, networking and advocating for urban agriculture in the Chicago area.

The group meets quarterly and maintains an array of working groups dedicated to improving the state of urban agriculture in the city of Chicago, with AUA’s Steering Committee acting as its governing body.

Our goal is to make this website a comprehensive hub for projects, activities, information, resources, and opportunities in urban agriculture. As the website grows in tandem with this burgeoning movement, take a look around, and be sure to join as a Member of AUA (free!) if you support what we’re doing. We also encourage you to join AUA’s Google Group; with over 800 members, it’s a great place to connect with Chicago’s urban agriculture community!

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