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Windy City Harvest Youth Farm

North Lawndale 2018 Participants

Bruce

Bruce
Age: 15
Grade: 10
School: DRW Trading College Prep

What's your favorite vegetable?
Onions

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
I look forward to spending some peaceful time just thinking. I get to ignore what's going on outside the fence of the farm, and just enjoy nature.

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I love drawing and thinking about how things are the way they are…it's all a mystery to me.

Demartay

Demartay
Age: 15
Grade: 10
School: DRW Trading College Prep

What's your favorite vegetable?
Broccoli

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
I'm excited to continue to work on the farm after, and learn how I can involve my family or community with the farm.

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I like writing and spoken word.

Diante

Diante
Age: 15
Grade: 10
School: DRW Trading College Prep

What's your favorite vegetable?
Beets

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
Eating new things, and learning to be healthy while getting a check.

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I just love food.

Dontique

Dontique
Age: 16
Grade: 10
School: DRW Trading College Prep

What's your favorite vegetable?
Cauliflower

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I've repaired and customized a laptop so I can have one for this upcoming school year.

Ga'Liyah

Ga'Liyah
Age: 14
Grade: 9
School: Chicago Bulls Academy

What's your favorite vegetable?
Tomato

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
I'm excited about being paid! I get to have my own money and contribute to my family and buy my little sisters nice things.

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I like writing and listening to music.

Genovian

Genovian
Age: 16
Grade: 11
School: Jones College Prep

What's your favorite vegetable?
Broccoli

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
I am most excited about maintaining a green space in my community. I'm also excited to be part of the markieting crew.

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I like to keep up on current events and have been known to ask for a newspaper.

Jacinda

Jacinda
Age: 15
Grade: 10
School: Noble Street–UIC College Prep

What's your favorite vegetable?
Cucumbers

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
I'm excited about picking vegetables, working with people my age, and getting a chance to do something meaningful.

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I have a twin sister.

Josh

Josh
Age: 15
Grade: 10
School: Plainfield High School

What's your favorite vegetable?
Kale

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
I look forward to meeting new people and gaining a valuable summer experience! Also to learn how to eat healthier.

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I love photography.

Kari

Kari
Age: 16
Grade: 11
School: Little Village Lawndale High School

What's your favorite vegetable?
Carrots

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
I'm excited abuot growing plants and veggies, and then helping my mom out in the garden.

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I'm in a running club in Little Village call Viento, and may even train for a marathon.

Kayla

Kayla
Age: 15
Grade: 9
School: DRW Trading College Prep

What's your favorite vegetable?
Corn

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
I look forward to having a job that is meaningful and gives back to the community and working with my friends.

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I love to dance and listen to music.

Keely

Keely
Age: 18
Grade: 12
School: Oak Park River Forest High School

What's your favorite vegetable?
Peas

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
I am most excited about seeing all the produce we are growing going back into the community, and learning leadership skills.

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I'm a very goofy person, but I'm genuine and care about making others happy.

Kimmaya

Kimmaya
Age: 17
Grade: 12
School: Orr Academy High School

What's your favorite vegetable?
Greens

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
I'm excited about cooking because I get to help people decide their meals and learn new recipes.

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I'm an inquisitive person, meaning I like asking questions to better understand the world around me.

Leilani

Leilani
Age: 18
Grade: 12
School: Ombudsman Chicago

What's your favorite vegetable?
Carrots

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
Meeting new people and getting to learn more farming practices this year.

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I love to draw and write, and I also love animals.

Melanie

Melanie
Age: 18
Grade: 12
School: Jones College Prep

What's your favorite vegetable?
Carrots\ Broccoli

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
Getting to participate more with others and get involved with my community through farming; also to learn more about how veggies equal health.

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I like changing the color of my hair, and I'm into bringing the beauty out of others through my makeup.

Tigerna

Tigerna
Age: 17
Grade: 12
School: North Lawndale College Prep Collins Campus

What's your favorite vegetable?
Corn

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
Having fun with my crew and getting work done!

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I like to tap dance, and the most books I've read in a day was 10.

Tony

Tony
Age: 17
Grade: 12
School: Holy Trinity High School

What's your favorite vegetable?
Spinach

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
I'm interested in learning where my food comes from and learning how it can benefit my family.

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I'm very determined in being someone important, and I'm into my music.

Tyreese

Tyreese
Age: 17
Grade: 12
School: Vaughn Occupational High School

What's your favorite vegetable?
Corn

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
I'm excited about getting a chance to grow my own fruit.

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I really like to play basketball, and I don't let life get me down.

Yocheved

Yocheved
Age: 17
Grade: 11
School: North Lawndale College Prep Collins Campus

What's your favorite vegetable?
Peppers, hot!

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
I get to work with bees and learn about how they help our farm create more produce.

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I'm very competitive, and I love basketball.