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Windy City Harvest Youth Farm

Washington Park 2017 Participants

Ashanti Hamilton

Ashanti Hamilton
Age: 15
Grade: 11
School: DuSable High School

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
I'm interested in learning new things about farming.

What's your favorite vegetable?
Potatoes and green beans

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I can be very goofy at times. I also can be quick tempered at times, but other than that, I'm cool, calm, and collected.

Caleb Peacock

Caleb Peacock
Age: 16
Grade: 11
School: Home-schooled

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
Growing food and learning more about farming and agriculture

What's your favorite vegetable?
Corn

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I like to play basketball and to try new experiences.

Courtney Wilson

Courtney Wilson
Age: 15
Grade: 10
School: Daniel Hale Williams Prep

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
I am most excited to learn new things and experience things I never experienced before.

What's your favorite vegetable?
Lettuce

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
A fun and surprising fact about me is that I want to be a doctor, and I like helping people. I want to save lives.

Darius Robey

Darius Robey
Age: 16
Grade: 11
School: Daniel Hale Williams Prep

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
I'm most excited to be growing my own food (vegetables), because I'm curious to see and learn how the process works.

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I'm a yound, talented, and up-and-coming rapper.

Derrick Bolton

Derrick Bolton
Age: 15
Grade: 10
School: Walter H Dyett High School

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
This summer I'm interested in learning how to grow different kinds of fruits. I'm also excited to go on the field trips.

What's your favorite vegetable?
Mushrooms (cooked)

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
A fun or surprising fact about me is I play basketball. I play 2k17 and always positive vibes over here. I'm also humorous; I like positive attitudes. I also know how to draw and flip.

Jakeria Mitchell

Jakeria Mitchell
Age: 16
Grade: 11
School: DuSable High School

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
Meeting new people and learning new things about the farm

What's your favorite vegetable?
Sweet potatoes

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I'm sweet and enjoy looking in the mirror.

Jeremiah Clark

Jeremiah Clark
Age: 14
Grade: 10
School: Walter H Dyett High School

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
Making my own vegetables and being able to bring some home.

What's your favorite vegetable?
Tomatoes, cucumbers

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I can name a lot of animals and I'm very energetic.

Jerico Howard

Jerico Howard
Age: 17
Grade: 12
School: Daniel Hale Williams Prep

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
Learning new things about gardening and improving my team-building skills

What's your favorite vegetable?
Green beans

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I am very good at basketball, but I love football. A lot of people say I have the mind of an old person.

Jermaine Stewart

Jermaine Stewart
Age: 15
Grade: 11
School: Bronzeville Scholastic Institute

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
The thing I'm most interested in this summer is learning the ins and outs of farming and the things that also come with farming.

What's your favorite vegetable?
Lettuce and carrots

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
A fun or surprising fact about me is that my birthmark is my ear, and also that I've never been on a plane. Everywhere I've been, I've driven.

Kavale Williams

Kavale Williams
Age: 16
Grade: 11
School: Daniel Hale Williams Prep

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
Getting to know everyone and having fun with my crew members.

What's your favorite vegetable?
Kale

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I like singing and making a joke out of anything.

Kayla Craan

Kayla Craan
Age: 16
Grade: 11
School: Lindblom Math and Science Academy

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
This summer I'm most excited for market and visiting other farms.

What's your favorite vegetable?
Broccoli

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
A surprising fact about me is that I'm currently building a business, and I want to be a screenwriter. I also speak Arabic.

Kayla Herron

Kayla Herron
Age: 16
Grade: 11
School: Ace Technical Charter Academy

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
Learning new things, planting new things, and taking trips

What's your favorite vegetable?
Corn

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I play basketball and like to hang out with my best friend.

Kendale Williams

Kendale Williams
Age: 17
Grade: 12
School: Daniel Hale Williams Prep

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
Teaching my crew what I know

What's your favorite vegetable?
Corn

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I plan on leading any crew to fun and success.

Kimari Watson

Kimari Watson
Age: 15
Grade: 10
School: Walter H Dyett High School

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
Something fun and interesting is learning how to grow vegetables and meeting new people.

What's your favorite vegetable?
Hot peppers

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I am one of the captains of Dyett's majorettes team. Dancing is somethig I really enjoy doing; it brings my character out.

Kimmon Watson

Kimmon Watson
Age: 15
Grade: 10
School: Walter H Dyett High School

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
Learning how to do a lot of things in life.

What's your favorite vegetable?
Corn

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I want tomake it to the NBA, have a nice life and teach others how to make stuff. I love playing basketball. I also love eating, working, making money, and wearing nice clothes everywhere I go.

Maleah Baines

Maleah Baines
Age: 17
Grade: 12
School: Daniel Hale Williams Prep

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
Being a crew leader for the first time.

What's your favorite vegetable?
Carrots

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I like to write or draw in my free time.

Marquez Morrow

Marquez Morrow
Age: 16
Grade: 11
School: Chicago Vocational High School

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
Learning about the different plants and vegetables and also how to be a good gardener for other possible job options. Also, I'm excited to meet new people and learn about them and their personalities.

What's your favorite vegetable?
Carrots

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I am a quick learner. Also, I love learning new things about the environment and I also like helping the environment.

Nia Acker

Nia Acker
Age: 15
Grade: 11
School: DuSable High School

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
Experiencing new things.

What's your favorite vegetable?
Apples, sweet potatoes

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I like to play volleyball and dance, and I'm very loud.

Rachel Proby

Rachel Proby
Age: 16
Grade: 11
School: Daniel Hale Williams Prep

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
I'm excited to be able to farm and to be able to plant, because it's going to be fun.

What's your favorite vegetable?
Lettuce

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
A fun or surprising fact about me is that I love Justin Bieber and have since I was 8 or 9. I'm 16 now.

Rhandi Matthews

Rhandi Matthews
Age: 17
Grade: 12
School: Daniel Hale Williams Prep

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
Creating a better environment and building a greated bond with other crew members

What's your favorite vegetable?
Sugar snap peas

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I collect plastic bottles, I draw, and I can walk backwards.

Rickia King

Rickia King
Age: 15
Grade: 10
School: Walter H Dyett High School

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
Having new experiences and planting fruits and vegetables

What's your favorite vegetable?
Spinach

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I dance and do majorettes.

Ryan Hutchison

Ryan Hutchison
Age: 15
Grade: 10
School: Daniel Hale Williams Prep

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
I'm most interested in learning how to plant and take care of plants.

What's your favorite vegetable?
Broccoli

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I will never come messy to the farm.

Shanya Jackson

Shanya Jackson
Age: 16
Grade: 11
School: Lindblom Math and Science Academy

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
I'm excited to cook and plant a lot of vegetables. I have some experience in planting and getting rid of invasive species, so I think this will be a great fit.

What's your favorite vegetable?
Broccoli

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I play a sport called rugby, and it's basically football for girls. I also take Arabic.

Shekinah Price

Shekinah Price
Age: 17
Grade: 12
School: Bronzeville Scholastic Institute

What are you most interested in/excited for this summer on the farm?
This summer, since it's my third year, I am really looking forward to marketing and giving tours to the children.

What's your favorite vegetable?
Carrots

What is a fun or surprising fact about you?
I am really good at this job, and I plan to do something with what I have learned in the future.