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Windy City Harvest Workshops

Workshops in Sustainable Vegetable Production

Windy City Harvest workshops are perfect for the small scale sustainable farmer or gardener. Whether it is your backyard, community garden plot, porch, rooftop or school garden, these workshops will help you get the most production out of your small space, using sustainable techniques. Classes are open to the general public. Workshops have a maximum registration of 15 students. Contact Kris De la Torre with additional questions at

Workshops are held Saturdays, either at the greenhouse classroom at the Arturo Velasquez Institute, 2800 S. Western Avenue, Chicago, IL. (Please enter the south parking lot at 31st Street) or at the Farm on Ogden at 3555 Ogden Ave, Chicago, IL 60623. Please double check your registration information for the accurate location. Registration for each class ends the Thursday prior to each class. The cost is $75; no discounts apply. We cannot refund fees requested on or after the start date of a program or for sessions missed due to student illness or other personal situations. Full refunds will be issued for classes cancelled due to low enrollment.  All intensives are taught by Windy City Harvest staff or industry experts. All materials and handouts are provided. Windy City Harvest is a program of the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Photo and Image Use Release
By participating in the class you agree that, during your class, you may be filmed, videotaped, and/or photographed by a Garden employee, contract photographer, or the media. Your attendance at Garden classes serves as permission for the use of your image, the image of your creation, or the image of you participating in instructional or social activities with your creations, by the Garden for marketing and promotional purposes and you agree to release us from any liability in connection therewith.

Workshops are also available "on demand" for groups of five or more within the Chicago area. These workshops can be hosted at our greenhouse or at a location of your choice. Workshop Topics include: Small Farm Tools, Raised Bed Construction, and Food Safety for Small Farms. If you or your organization is interested in hosting a workshop and has a minimum of five attendees, please contact Kris De la Torre at and title your e-mail "Community Workshops."

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