Urban Agriculture

Windy City Harvest Programs

Learn—and earn—through sustainable growing, healthy cooking and eating, and community service. Windy City Harvest's programs offer urban agriculture education and hands-on job training to help build a local food system, healthier communities, and a greener economy.

Youth Farm

Windy City Harvest Youth Farm

Education & Employment for Teens

The Youth Farm is a nationally recognized program designed to engage, educate, and employ Chicago teens from spring through fall, creating a safe space where teens learn—and earn—through urban agriculture.

Youth Farm Manager: Kate Gannon

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Windy City Harvest Apprenticeship

Professional Training & Internships

The Apprenticeship program offers a certificate in sustainable urban agriculture, including paid urban farm work experience. Students learn about vegetable production through hands-on training and a team-focused approach.

Program Instructor: Paul Krysik

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Windy City Harvest Corps

Transitional Employment Opportunities

The Windy City Harvest Corps employs 30 to 40 justice-involved individuals and veterans per year in closely mentored, full-time, paid transitional jobs, and supports them in finding full-time, long-term employment.

Program Manager: Robin Whaley Smith

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Veggie Rx

Windy City Harvest Rx

Food as Medicine

Veggie Rx packages (grown and packed by Windy City Harvest participants) are prescribed to patients with diet-related diseases. Together with healthcare partners, weekly nutrition education and cooking lessons are provided.

Veggie Rx Coordinator: Britt Calendo

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