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.
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. Learn more.
Youth Farm Manager: Kate Gannon
Professional Training & Internships
The Apprenticeship program offers a 31 college credit hour advanced certificate in sustainable urban agriculture with our partner Chicago City Colleges. This includes a 12 week paid urban farm work experience in the fall. Students learn about vegetable production through a mix of hands-on training, classwork, and a team-focused approach. Learn more.
Program Instructor: Paul Krysik
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. Learn more.
Program Manager: Robin Whaley Smith