Windy City Harvest

Windy City Harvest

WINDY CITY HARVEST: The Chicago Botanic Garden’s urban agriculture education and jobs training initiative to help build a local food system, healthier communities, and a greener economy.

The WCH Apprenticeship program attracts a diverse group of students: career changers, young adults with a history of incarceration, and those with significant barriers to employment. The Apprenticeship uses a hands-on, plain-language, and team-focused approach to introduce students to production-oriented urban farming systems.

Windy City Harvest provides instruction in urban agriculture best practices, develops collaborations that benefit communities, and produces high-value, nutritious produce. Participants acquire hands-on experience with sustainable vegetable production and learn essential business skills specific to the farm industry.


Situated at 2600 S. Washtenaw Ave., in the proximity of Arturo Velasquez Institute, this nearly 2 acres site owned by Cook County is a major training, commercial crop and composting production site for Windy City Harvest. The produce grown here is exclusively sold to Midwest Foods.
– WCH Website

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Midwest Foods carries a full range of conventional, organic and pesticide-free fruit, vegetables and herbs. Because of our longstanding relationships with our growers, we are able to offer competitive pricing without compromising our rigorous standards.

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