How the Urban Growers Collective is cultivating economic development through urban agriculture

Justin Kaufmann and Erika Allen of the Urban Growers Collective

Tonight, we head to the farm! The urban farm on Chicago’s South Side. Justin speaks to Erika Allen, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer-Operations of the Urban Growers Collective, Laurell Sims, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer-Finance of the Urban Growers Collective and Malcolm Evans, Urban Farms Production Manager for the Urban Growers Collective about the urban agriculture movement in Chicago, the importance of teaching the entrepreneurial skills needed for farming, the job training aspect to the Urban Growers Collective and why the farm is such a special place.

This is the podcast for Extension 720. The show originates from Chicago on WGN Radio and features newsmakers, tastemakers and trailblazers.  Hosted by award-winning broadcaster Justin Kaufmann, this talk show/audio magazine goes in-depth to help you better understand the city (and world) that you live in.

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