Urban Agriculture Projects in Chicago

The video, Urban Agriculture Projects in the Chicago Area, was released as part of the World Environment Day symposium, Urban Agriculture: Feeding the Movement, held by the Chicago Botanic Garden. It starts with a brief introduction to the history of agriculture in Chicago and continues to the present day and shows several projects in the area that focus on urban agriculture.

A couple of the projects you may have recently read about, like the Rick Bayless garden blogged here and at Garden Girl,  the Ginkgo Organic Garden written about recently by My Skinny Garden after we recently toured it. City Farm who makes the Green Box and the organic rooftop farm at Uncommon Ground.

Did you know Lincoln Square was once the nation’s celery capital? Watch the video after the jump.

If this video has you interested in buying locally grown foods in the Chicagoland area then this Google Map by Openlands may come in handy.

View Local Growers in a larger map


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  • Oh, I thought the celery capital was in Rogers Park! My great-great grandparents were Luxembourger immigrants in that area.

  • Hi Hawk3ye,

    I had no idea Chicago was the celery capital at any point.

    That's interesting. Of all the places I've heard people immigrated to Chicago from, you're the first to mention Luxembourger.

  • Wonderful, encouraging video! Thanks for sharing it! I love this blog!

  • p.s. Thanks for the link-love!

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