If you are interested in urban agriculture as a profession, consider Windy City Harvest. This organization is currently seeking adults to apply for their certificate program.
Windy City Harvest Program
The program will start in early Feb and run through mid Oct, 2012. There is no age limit or other restrictions, however, this is a labor intensive program – students must be able to lift material weighing up to 50 lbs on a daily basis and work outdoors in all kinds of weather.
Check out the following documents for more information:
WCH Fact Sheet
Please return your application by September 30, 2011 to:
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe IL, 60022
Or fax it to 847.835.4484
To complete the application process for 2012, you will need to attend a Mandatory Information Session. Pick one of two dates: September 23rd or 30th 9am-12pm at the Arturo Velasquez Institute.
Employment Training Showcase at Growing Home’s Wood Street Urban Farm Saturday, September 25th, 10am-3pm.
814 S. Wood St.
Admission: $5 suggested donation OR used, plastic grocery bags for our farm stand
Growing Home provides job training through an organic agriculture business and is located in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago.
-Work Opportunity Tax Credit information for employers
-Seasonal refreshments made by our interns, with our own organic produce
-Tours of the farm
- Seed Tapes
- Keeping Produce Fresh
- Growing Great Garlic
- Brewing and Using Compost Tea
- Building an Urban Root Cellar
- Herb Drying
- Growing an Indoor Salad Bowl