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Green and Growing Summit

Chicago Public Schools (CPS), Openlands, Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC), and Advocates for Urban Agriculture (AUA) are coming together to host the inaugural Green and Growing Summit. 


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 is to “Imagine What’s Possible” when we harness our creativity and envision the abundant future of green and growing schools and communities. Participants will leave the summit feeling supported, energized, and inspired. 


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

Event Information:

Saturday, May 6 | 8 am-3:30 pm
Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences
3857 W 111th St, Chicago, IL 60655

Seeking Workshop Facilitators

We are currently seeking individuals to host workshops at the summit. Proposals are being accepted on a rolling basis.