Chicago’s Auburn Gresham Neighborhood Begins Multi-Million Dollar Urban Agriculture Plan

Virus Outbreak Food Security Poll
In this Tuesday, May 12, 2020, photo, Norman Harris, center, waits for a box and bag of food at a giveaway sponsored by the Greater Chicago Food Depository in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood of Chicago. Across the country, food insecurity is adding to the anxiety of millions of people, according to a new survey that finds 37 percent of unemployed Americans ran out of food in the past month, while 46 percent worried that they would. The nationwide unemployment rate on Friday was 14.7 percent, the highest since the Great Depression. Charles Rex Arbogast / AP Photo
Virus Outbreak Food Security Poll
In this Tuesday, May 12, 2020, photo, Norman Harris, center, waits for a box and bag of food at a giveaway sponsored by the Greater Chicago Food Depository in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood of Chicago. Across the country, food insecurity is adding to the anxiety of millions of people, according to a new survey that finds 37 percent of unemployed Americans ran out of food in the past month, while 46 percent worried that they would. The nationwide unemployment rate on Friday was 14.7 percent, the highest since the Great Depression. Charles Rex Arbogast / AP Photo

Chicago’s Auburn Gresham Neighborhood Begins Multi-Million Dollar Urban Agriculture Plan

Reset gets an update from the leaders behind Chicago’s “Always Growing Auburn Gresham” project. The team recently won the $10 million Chicago Prize, a grant sponsored by the Pritzker Traubert Foundation.

GUESTS: Karen Weigert, executive vice president at Slipstream, a clean energy innovation non-profit; former chief sustainability officer at the city of Chicago

Carlos Nelson, executive director of Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation

Erika Allen, co-founder and CEO of Urban Growers Collective