Sat, Sep 7
10:30am - 4:30pm
5 classes have spots left
Learn the how and why of saving seeds for thrifty gardening and farming, biodiversity preservation, and food sovereignty. In this course, you will receive open-pollinated seeds to take home with you as well as information to help you feel confident saving seeds for future farm and garden seasons.
Saturday Sep 7th, 10:30am - 4:30pm
This course is intended for aspiring urban-agriculture entrepreneurs who are launching or planning to launch a local foods business. The course has been designed for practicing sustainable urban agriculturalists who want to produce vegetable crops and agricultural products for sale in commercial markets. Course content has been developed in partnership...
Tuesday Sep 10th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm(19 sessions)
This course is for individuals seriously considering or already in the process of aquaponic food production on a commercial scale. This three-day course is a comprehensive look at the design and build-out of a system, water quality, controlled environment growing, daily operations and growing techniques. Instruction will include hands-on work and lectures....
Friday Sep 13th, 10:30am - 4:30pm(3 sessions)
Growing on a rooftop presents its own challenges and rewards. Learn from a seasoned rooftop farmer about what the city requires for a rooftop buildout. Participants will be guided through the many decisions you’ll make as you begin or expand your own rooftop farm or garden.
Saturday Sep 21st, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Participants will learn the fundamental principles of aquaponics production, as well as tips and tricks for building an at-home or small-scale aquaponics system. This course will include hands-on work with the nursery system and the 52,000-gallon aquaponics production system.
Saturday Oct 12th, 10:30am - 4:30pm
Transform a small space into a beautiful and functional garden. This class will show you the best practices for keeping edible and ornamental plants happy and healthy in your container garden. It includes hands-on work and an informative lecture with plenty of time for questions.
Arranging locally grown flowers is both an art and a savvy business plan. Learn about local flower farmers and the businesses that celebrate their products. Spend the afternoon working on your own bouquets with the guidance of seasoned professionals.
Bees & Beyond thematic programming at the Chicago Botanic Garden inspired Windy City Harvest to offer this special course for gardeners to learn about the pollinators in their backyards and gardening techniques to support them.
Fermented foods are both healthy and a great way to reduce food waste. Join this hands-on class to learn about different types of fermentation. You will quickly put your new knowledge to action by preparing different fermentations to taste and take home with you.
This class is for individuals who are interested in learning and expanding their knowledge of edible landscaping techniques, design, and maintenance. Students will create a four-season planting plan for an existing farm site and will present their planting design as a final project. Prerequisite: This course is appropriate for growers with some...
Are you interested in learning more about how to work with youth in an urban agriculture or school garden setting? Would you like to know more about structuring a youth development program centered on sustainable agriculture and food systems during the summer or school year? Please join the Windy City Harvest Youth Farm staff for a day of focused learning,...
Saturday Feb 23rd, 8:30am - 3:30pm
This course is intended for aspiring food entrepreneurs and/or urban farmers who are hoping to create or expand their farm or local food business by providing seasonal, local food products all year long. We will cultivate an understanding of the basic techniques, food safety regulations, and business guidelines for producing value-added, local foods....
This workshop covers site analysis, vegetable garden plan components, space saving techniques and spacing, cool- and warm-season crops, crop and variety selection, three-season and succession planning. There will be crop plan examples and a template for you to start your own crop plan. Bring a drawing of your farm site with dimensions.
These courses are intended for aspiring food entrepreneurs and/or urban farmers who are hoping to create or expand their farm/local food business by providing seasonal, local food products all year long. We aim to cultivate an understanding of the basic techniques, food safety regulations and business basics of producing a value added, local...
This course is intended for aspiring urban-agriculture entrepreneurs who are launching or planning to launch a local foods business. The course has been designed for those practicing sustainable urban agriculturalists who want to produce vegetable crops and agricultural products for sale in commercial markets. Course content has been developed in partnership...