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Chicago Urban Farms

LOOK: Former Toxic Waste Site Now Thriving Community Garden

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 08.21.2013 | Chicago

A formerly vacant, fenced-off lot poisoned by toxic soil is the last place residents in Chicago's Pullman neighborhood expected to find signs of life....

New Urban Ag Network Will Transform Vacant Lots Into Farmland

Posted 03.17.2013 | Chicago

Under a recently-announced new agriculture plan, vacant lots on Chicago's South Side could be transformed into thriving — and profitable — urban f...

Englewood Could Become Nation's Largest Urban Farming District

Posted 11.25.2012 | Chicago

Plans for an ambitious urban farming project have started on Chicago's South Side, where organizers hope the efforts can produce jobs, healthier food ...

Joseph Erbentraut

Volunteers Rally To Repair Vandalized Community Garden

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 10.08.2012 | Chicago

While the ripping up of several plants and destruction of a kiosk at a community garden may sound like small potatoes to some, to the volunteers who o...

Joseph Erbentraut

Gardener Aims To Use Technology To Connect Growers, Foodies

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 06.15.2012 | Chicago

What if locating and buying locally-grown produce direct from its source in Chicago was as easy as Google searching for the nearest BYOB? What if the ...

Urban Farming Ordinance Approved By City Council

Posted 11.09.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago City Council approved a zoning code amendment allowing for more widespread urban agriculture Thursday. As WBEZ reports, the zoning code...

Emanuel Plans Big Boost For Urban Farms, Reversing Daley's Course

Posted 09.26.2011 | Chicago

In a pointed reversal of his predecessor's policies, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Tuesday that he is supporting an ordinance that would all...