August Program Report

August Program Report

Dear Urban Growers Collective Family,
Late summer at the farm means an abundance of tomatoes. We’ve been eating them with everything – salads, pizzas, tarts, sauces, and sliced with a bit of salt on top. August was yet another wonderfully busy month for us as the growing season slowly began to near its close. We’re preserving the last of the summer produce to enjoy over the next few months, preparing for our fall Youth Corps program, shifting into our fall Fresh Moves schedule, and already beginning preparations for next growing season.Read about everything we’ve had growing on in our August Program Report linked below, and scroll on to learn how you can join our Collective!
Our August Impact

22 Youth Corps ambassadors learning about urban agriculture, nutrition, science, culinary arts, and food justice
52 community gardeners safely growing food for themselves and their families at South Chicago & Jackson Park
80 volunteers supporting our food access programming by working with our farm and Fresh Moves teams
500 produce boxes distributed to community members in need as part of our Covid-19 Emergency Food Relief
2,969 pounds of produce harvested from our South Chicago, Roosevelt Square, and Grant Park farms
$22,698 in food vouchers distributed to Fresh Moves Mobile Market and South Chicago farm stand customers

Get paid to learn about farming!

Calling Chicago teens! Join us this fall and get PAID to learn how to grow vegetables, culinary herbs, and edible flowers at one of Urban Growers Collective’s 3 farm sites! In addition to farming, teens will work together to create a signature value-added item from the dried herbs and flowers harvested from our farms. 

Eligibility: Participants must be 14-19 years old, Chicago residents, and currently enrolled at a CPS high school.

To Apply:Complete an application on afterschoolmatters.org/applySearch for “Urban Growers Collective @ (Roosevelt Square Youth Farm, South Chicago Farm, or Bridgeport Art Center)”. Each program runs out of a different site, so please be sure to select the correct location when applying! 

Questions? Contact Azziza Robinson at youth@urbangrowerscollective.org


Roosevelt Square Youth Farm
1250 S Loomis St
Chicago, IL 60608

October 2 – October 30
Saturdays 9 AM-1 PM
$200 stipend!

South Chicago Farm
9000 S Mackinaw Ave
Chicago, IL 60617

October 12 – December 18
Tuesdays 5-6 PM, Thursdays 5-6 PM, Saturdays 9 AM-12 PM
$325 stipend!

Bridgeport Art Center
1200 W 35th St
Chicago, IL 60609

October 12 – December 18
Mondays 4-6 PM, Wednesdays 4-6 PM, Fridays 4-6 PM
$425 stipend!