Wondering how urban agriculture contributes to the good of a community? In Chicago, urban farms are a rapidly growing enterprise, addressing social issues as diverse as homelessness, job training, urban food deserts, community health and climate change. Through innovative growing techniques, urban gardens are improving the lives of many Chicagoans including underserved youth, the formerly incarcerated, and residents of food deserts in some of Chicago’s highest risk neighborhoods. Join us for this ten-week study group as we explore the myriad of urban agriculture initiatives that are enhancing lives across Chicago. We will hear from guest speakers from local urban farming organizations and community agencies they network with talk about the impact of growing food locally. We will also visit a sampling of these organizations to see firsthand the positive change they are creating in our city. Volunteer opportunities will be identified for those interested. Canvas is required for supplemental readings. Note: This study group meets for 10 weeks, starting on 03/04/20.