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. Learn more.

Youth Farm Manager: Kate Gannon

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Apprenticeship

Windy City Harvest Apprenticeship

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

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Corps

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. Learn more.

Program Manager: Robin Whaley Smith

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VeggieRx 

Windy City Harvest Rx

Food as Medicine
VeggieRx 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.

VeggieRx Manager: Britt Calendo

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