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Oct 19: Urban Agriculture in the Millennium Reserve kick-off

From Rodger Cooley, Coordinator of the Chicago Food Policy Action Council

You are invited to attend the launch session for generating a framework for urban and peri-urban agriculture within the Millennium Reserve boundaries. The event will be on Wednesday October 19th, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association at 1906 W. 174th Street, East Hazel Crest, IL (located inside of the Metra parking lot). Driving directions and Metra information are here.

This working group will meet 3-4 times over the course of 6 months to discuss and draft a framework for prioritizing, planning for, protecting, preparing and leasing land for agricultural purposes. This includes focusing on multiple benefits and intersections with other Reserve and Reserve member priorities such as healthy food access, job development and training, agro and eco-tourism, trail infrastructure, storm water management, native habitat restoration, links to housing, and related food business development. The scope may expand as the Millennium Reserve transitions into its new mandate and organization.

Please RSVP to Rodger Cooley at After you have RSVP’ed or stated your interest, he will send a follow-up message with preparatory materials for the meeting. Please contact Mr Cooley with any questions concerning this event at 773-354-2091.

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