Chicago Botanic Garden

Education

Dyett/Washington Park
Green Youth Farm

Construction on the Dyett/Washington Park Green Youth Farm (GYF) began in the summer of 2009. The farm is sited within Washington Park, adjacent to Walter H. Dyett High School.

Regular Markets

homegrown Bronzeville
Bronzeville Community Garden
at 51st and Calumet
Wednesdays
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
July 10 – October 2, 2013

Chicago Botanic Garden Farmers' Market
First and third Sundays of the month
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
May – October 2013
Sustainably grown produce

Special Event Markets

Family Farmed Expo

GreenNet’s Green and Growing Fair

Garfield Park Conservatory
County Fair

Chicago Botanic Garden’s
A Bloomin' Festival

Chicago Botanic Garden’s
Heirloom Tomato Weekend

Chicago Botanic Garden’s
Fall Bulb Festival

We accept WIC Farmer’s Market coupons, Senior Farmers' Market Coupons, and SNAP.

The first season has seen many challenges and successes, including construction of 40 raised beds, planting of ornamental gardens, and construction of a cob bench. In its inaugural year the garden helped secure summer employment for 17 Dyett High School students. Future seasons will include extended school-year after-school programming, as offered at other GYF sites; 10 weeks of summer employment; and community growing space for area residents managed by GYF students. Program partners include Quad Communities Development Corporation; 4th Ward Aldermanic Offices; Dyett High School; After School Matters, Inc.; LISC; the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (ILDCEO); and the Chicago Park District.

map and directions

PHOTO: Dyett GYF

PHOTO: farm stand