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.
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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.
We partnered with Linne Elementary to bring community chickens to the schoolyard!
Also, the AGA is teaming up with teachers and students at Reilly Elementary to create a gardening program and club – new garden will include: current culturally appropriate food beds, Polish heritage beds, and native pollinator beds. AGA will work with Pollinator Prairie Patch and Reilly Elementary to install native gardens as was as to strengthen community bonds with support from West Cook Wild Ones 2022 Garden for Nature Grant!
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.
The AGA Mindful Living Community Garden grows produce specifically for the Avondale Mutual Aid to address food insecurity in Avondale.
We just created our Youtube channel, so look there soon for AGA silliness. We’ll use YouTube to house our recorded zooms and share links to videos with neighbors!
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.
WGN’s coverage of the 2019 AGA Garden and Agriculture Fair
Fall 2021 WTTW ‘In Your Neighborhood‘ Avondale coverage included Mindful Living Garden!
Have some ideas or suggestions? We welcome your input! Drop us a line at AvondaleGardeners@gmail.com
Avondale Gardening Alliance is a not-for-profit under the fiscal sponsorship of Chicago urban land trust NeighborsSpace.