How to Apply to Windy City Harvest Youth Farm

Eligibility

Windy City Harvest Youth Farm hires high school students for summer and after-school jobs. In order to be eligible for Windy City Harvest, students must be currently enrolled in high school, at least 14 years old, and live or go to school near the farm site to which they are applying.

Students work on the farms May through October and must be able to commit to the shift for their farm. Shift information is listed on the application for each site.

Where to Start

Students can apply for summer programs starting in January each year. Students should select the farm closest to where they live or go to school and follow that location’s application procedures.

Let us know that you’re interested and our team will contact you when applications open.

Interest Form


All locations accept applications January through March, students are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Green Youth Farm in Lake County
Apply online

North Lawndale Youth Farm
Apply online

Washington Park Youth Farm
Apply online

If you have additional questions about the Windy City Harvest Youth Farm program, please contact Kate Gannon, Youth Farm Manager, at kgannon@chicagobotanic.org.