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Windy City Harvest Collaborating Organizations

Collaborating Organizations

Collaborating Organizations

The success of the Windy City Harvest program depends, critically, on the Chicago Botanic Garden’s broad institutional commitment and working collaborations with other public and private agencies, community organizations, educational institutions, and businesses. Examples include NeighborSpace, which holds title to two Windy City Harvest operating sites; Brinshore-Michaels, the Chicago Housing Authority and Chicago Alderman Pat Dowell, who together enabled the Legends Farm; the Lake Country Forest Preserves  and its Preservation Foundation; McCormick Place and its food service operation, Savor…Chicago; and business partners like Midwest Foods and FarmedHere, who buy produce and/or hire Windy City Harvest Transitional Jobs and Apprenticeship graduates. It takes a network of enlightened partners to make the kind of impact that Windy City Harvest is having on Chicago’s food hub and the farmers and entrepreneurs who are being trained to help it grow.

  • Advocates for Urban Agriculture
  • Big Delicious Planet and Catering Company
  • Bill Shores at Rick Bayless's garden
  • Brinshore-Michaels
  • Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County (CEDA)

  • Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs

  • Chicago Department of Transportation

  • Chicago Housing Authority

  • Chicago Park District

  • City Colleges of Chicago/Daley College/Arturo Velasquez Institute
  • Cook County Bureau of Economic Development, Real Estate Management Division

  • DePaul University

  • FarmedHere

  • Fresh Taste

  • Hilton – Chicago Towers

  • Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Development

  • Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice/Illinois Youth Centers
  • Kraft Foods, Inc.
  • Lake County Forest Preserves/Preservation Foundation

  • Lake County Health Department

  • Lawndale Community Health Center/Green Tomato Café
McCormick Place and Savor…Chicago
Midwest Foods, Inc.
Near North Health Service Corporation

  • NeighborSpace

  • Neighborhood Housing Services

  • Pacific Garden Mission

  • PCC Wellness
Pilsen Wellness Center

  • Quad Communities Development Corporation (QCDC)
Resource Center – City Farm

  • Roberti Community House

  • Sinai Health Corporation

  • Sodexo