Corps at Work
Windy City Harvest Corps Program Success Stories
WCH Corps, 2019
Terrance Armstrong’s dream is to share his newfound passion for agriculture by starting his own farm and using it to educate others. As a mentor at UCAN, he feels that many of the youth he works with could benefit from learning to grow their own food. He sees urban farming as an opportunity to create jobs for people who need them while also passing on valuable knowledge on how to survive and strengthen communities through food production. Before entering the Corps program in 2019, Terrance had no experience with farming. He says it was an “awesome feeling” to gain this new knowledge and to find himself in a field that he loves and can see himself committing to in the long term. He is determined to start his own farm, “however many steps and however long it takes” so that he can pass on the skills he has learned at Windy City Harvest to the next generation of urban farmers.