Final Food Sovereignty Action Day of 2019!

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Star Farm Chicago

5155 S. Wolcott Ave

Chicago, IL 60609

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Join our final Food Sovereignty Action Day of the year! These group volunteering action days seek to:

  • Support food sovereignty: the right of peoples to define their own food and agriculture systems
  • Cultivate healthy and culturally relevant food and medicine produced through ecologically sound methods
  • Connect community-based urban growing projects with needed People Power
  • Strengthen Chicago’s urban ag community and networks by forging new relationships across the city

Join us for all this and more during our final group action day! We'll be helping Star Farm Chicago as they relocate their urban farm to their new, permanent home! Star Farm Chicago is a 501c3 nonprofit urban farm that supports youth and adults with physical and developmental disabilities in therapeutic gardening and vocational training. They work with neighborhood youth ages 6-24 and employ 100% from the Back of the Yards community. Their produce is donated to homebound seniors and single-mother households with school-age children.

They're moving and as you can imagine, need all the help we can muster with digging up and repotting herbs and other perennials, moving wood, compost, and their equipment. Join us for all or some of AUA's final work day of the year! (PS, if you have access to bobcats or dump trucks, please reach out to Star Farm's ED, Stephanie Dunn).

No prior experience necessary, and there's tasks to suit all experience levels. Please RSVP and come in gardening clothes and closed toe shoes. Bring a water bottle and gardening gloves (if you have them, if not we’ll have extras). Contact Nick with questions at outreach@auachicago.org. There’s no better way to experience the impact of urban agriculture than by getting out into Chicago’s urban fields - see you there!

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Star Farm Chicago

5155 S. Wolcott Ave

Chicago, IL 60609

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