Grant Park ‘Art on the Farm’ Tours
From the beginning of July through August 8th, our teen ambassadors in collaboration with After School Matters, offer free tours of our potager urban farm in Grant Park. This farm is a demonstration plot displaying how to grow a variety of crops in a beautiful and sustainable manner.
The farm is located on the NW corner of Congress Parkway and Columbus Boulevard, kitty-corner to Buckingham Fountain.
Tours are offered at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday through August 8, 2019. NOTE: we will not offer tours due to Lollapalooza from July 31st – August 4th.
South Chicago Farm Tours
Tours are available at our South Chicago Farm from April through October. This 14-acre food and fitness park is a collaborative project between Urban Growers Collective and the Chicago Park District.
On the tour, you will see our seven-acre growing space which houses a geodesic greenhouse, urban livestock including pygmy goats, our apiary, farm space for incubator farmers, as well as urban vegetable production.
Location: 9000 S. Mackinaw Avenue, Chicago, IL (Intersection of 90th Street and South Mackinaw Avenue)
Day of Week: Saturdays, April through October
Time: 9:00 AM and 1:30 PM – please arrive 5-10 minutes early
Fee: $10.00 per adult, $5.00 per child 12 and under
- Use code ‘youth2020’ in order to receive the $5 youth discount
Covid 19 social distancing measures:
- 7 individuals will be allowed on site each Saturday morning and afternoon for a tour
- You will either sign up for a 9:00AM slot or a 1:30PM slot
- Tour goers must register in advance to be allowed on site
- Masks must be worn while on site, PPE will be provided by UGC as needed
- While on site, we ask that volunteers maintain a 6ft distance between others whenever possible
- Waivers — All participants on the tour must sign a liability waiver. For children under 18 years of age, a parent must sign the waiver.
- Find the waiver here: Please sign Urban Growers Collective’s Waiver and Photo Release form here prior to coming to the farm.
- For parties of 10 people or more — Please RSVP to email@example.com with your name, contact phone number, and the size of the group.
**Tours are subject to change with the Shelter in Place order mandated by the State of Illinois and the City of Chicago.
For questions or accommodations contact us at (773) 376-8882 & firstname.lastname@example.org