We are a network of neighbors promoting urban agriculture.
The mission of the Avondale Gardening Alliance is to mobilize neighbors to maximize the benefits of urban agriculture. We strive to create a safer and healthier Avondale, where people share their skills and resources to create a network of support for sustainable gardening practices.
Join your neighbors in free workshops and events throughout the year.
The AGA is an approved partner of the U of I Master Gardener program for volunteer hours! Contact us for details: AvondaleGardeners@gmail.com
The AGA works with Concordia Place, a nonprofit with economically inclusive childhood and adolescent programming, to support their teen garden, the foundation of their entrepreneur programming.
The AGA Seed Library provides free seasonal seeds with instructions to the Love Fridge pantry, removing barriers for neighbors to grow their own food, in addition to serving as a hub for neighbor-to-neighbor seed sharing. Reach out if you have a seed need.
Have some ideas or suggestions? We welcome your input! Drop us a line at AvondaleGardeners@gmail.com
AGA radio interview on Chicago’s Public Radio’s Reset program August 2021 – listen to Christina Schleich discuss our origin, objectives, goals, and outreach methods here: wbez.org/stories/avondale-gardening-alliance-garden-and-agriculture-fair
WGN’s coverage of the 2019 AGA Garden and Agriculture Fair: wgntv.com/news/avondale-gardening-alliance-agriculture-fair
Avondale Gardening Alliance is a not-for-profit under the fiscal sponsorship of Chicago urban land trust NeighborsSpace.