To celebrate World Environment Day the Chicago Botanic Garden has put together a symposium focusing on what it takes to make urban agriculture a vital part of Chicago's green industry. The day long event will feature national and regional speakers who are working in urban agriculture & an overview of the urban agriculture movement in Chicago. The daylong event will occur on June 5, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. To register visit the Chicago Botanic Garden webpage.
The day after the event there is a bus tour of urban farms in the Chicago area that looks like a lot of fun. Not only can you discover places where you may be able to volunteer or support, but you can take away ideas-- for plants, structures & urban farm layouts that you can implement in your own spaces. Maybe you could even walk away inspired to start an urban agriculture program in your own neighborhood.