Backyard Front Yard: Meet the Organic Farmers of Chicago at Uncommon Ground on Devon

Curious about urban farming in Chicago?

Growing Home will be having an event in the neighborhood with farmers from Uncommon Ground, Growing Home, and FarmedHere on Thursday, July 30th. If you are interested in learning more about organic farming in the city, it looks like they will be having a cocktail hour up on the rooftop garden at Uncommon Ground, followed by a panel discuss downstairs.

6:00pm – 7:00pm: Socialize and snack under the sun on Uncommon Ground’s award winning rooftop organic farm. Enjoy passed vegetarian appetizers featuring organic produce from Growing Home, Farmed Here, and Uncommon ground, and wash it down with local organic beer from Uncommon Ground’s own Greenstar Brewing.

7:00pm – 8:00pm: Head downstairs to learn about Chicago’s organic farming landscape from the farmers themselves. Monica Eng will moderate a discussion panel featuring organic farmers from Growing Home, Farmed Here, and Uncommon Ground to examine the intersection between organic and urban farming and their potential to change local communities.

Panel Discussion Includes:

Monica Eng
WBEZ and Chicago Tribune’s top food expert will moderate a discussion about the intersection of organic and urban farming in Chicago.

Allison Glovak, Uncommon Ground
One of the nation’s greenest restaurants boasts Chicago’s first organic rooftop farms.

Stephanie Douglass, Growing Home
Our very own Farm Enterprise Director will join the panel to represent our high-production organic farm with a social mission.

Veronica Shaughnessy, FarmedHere
Chicago’s sustainable indoor farm is transforming the way local and organic produce is grown and distributed.

Event Website & Tickets

Event Website: Meet the Organic Farmers of Chicago

You can get tickets here:

Promo Videos

FarmedHere Promo Video:


Growing Home Promo Video:


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