Procurement  Land Access Urban Agriculture Licenses + Permits Farmland Policy



Join a Working Group

Want to plug into urban ag policy work, food access, licensing and permits issues, or organizing to pass a good food purchasing policy here in Chicago? Great. Get in the mix and join a working group!


Our Goal

  • Evaluate the Chicago Food Plan and create milestones to measure its progress

  • Create a grid of community certified kitchens and food hubs

  • Creation of incentives and awards toward the formation of Community/Private Partnerships to increase food access and accountability

  • Incentivize fresh food small businesses in low food access zones

  • Create a Department of Food Policy with an Associated Advisory Board, to make Chicago a more food secure and healthy city and increase coordination and communication of food policies



Urban Farmland Symposium (12/4/15)


  • Presentation by Suellen Burns of the IL Department of Natural Resources on the Millennium Reserve and Urban Farmland

  • Presentation by Ellen Sargent from the Chicago Housing Authority on Urban Gardens/Farms on their property

  • Presentation by Kristin Brock from the Chicago Park District on community gardens and farms in the parks

  • Presentation giving overview of Urban Farm/garden Land trusts in the United States by Nate Ela

  • Presentation by Katherine Darnstadt from Latent Design on Public Spaces in Chicago

  • Presentation by Paula Segal from 596 Acres (NYC) on community research on land access



Updates coming soon.