Green and Growing Summit

Chicago Public Schools (CPS), Openlands, Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC), and Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA) came together to host the inaugural Green and Growing Summit on May 6, 2023 at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences.

The Green and Growing Summit is a gathering designed to strengthen the connectivity of Chicago’s garden education movement building on the work of the Green Teachers Network and the CPS Garden Educator Cohort. Our goal is to amplify participants’ knowledge of garden, nature, and sustainability education through workshops and networking opportunities. This year’s theme was “Imagine What’s Possible,” which happens when we harness our creativity and envision the abundant future of green and growing schools and communities.

This summit will include workshops from the well-loved AUA Chicago Livestock Expo, with opportunities to learn about caring for farmed animals. The summit was open to all gardening enthusiasts, whether they are classroom teachers, urban agriculturalists, or community members. 

Stay tuned for more information about the 2024 Summit!