Workshops & Events

Workshops & Events

We offer workshops year-round on a variety of topics, from growing your own mushrooms to composting to farm-based art classes. For more information or to register, click on any event on the calendar below.

We do not want financial barriers to prevent anyone from attending our trainings. Please reach out about scholarships at

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Volunteer Opportunities


Drop-in Shifts

We offer one-time volunteer shifts at our South Chicago and Roosevelt Square farms. Shifts are typically 2-3 hours long. Volunteers help with a variety of tasks, including prepping beds, weeding, seeding, and harvesting. All ages are welcome!

*Please check back in Spring of 2022 for volunteer dates.

Recurring Shifts

If you would like to consistently support our work, sign up for a recurring volunteer shift at the Fresh Moves Mobile Market or at one of our farms! Recurring shifts are a month-long commitment that allow you to volunteer at the same place and time each week. We ask that you commit to working all shifts for the month.

If you are interested in volunteering with Fresh Moves, please email us at

*Please check back in Spring of 2022 for farm volunteer dates.

Group Shifts

We occasionally offer group volunteer days for businesses or organizations who are interested in supporting our work.

We will not have any more group opportunities available during the 2021 season. If your group is interested in volunteering with Urban Growers Collective in the future, please send us an email!

Farm Tours & Visits

Grant Park

Our Youth Corps Ambassadors and Urban Farmers offer tours of our Grant Park ‘Art on the Farm’ located right in the heart of downtown Chicago.

This “landscaped” farm is used to teach folks how to grow an abundance of crops in a beautiful way and to explore the intersections of art, creativity, food, and farming. Here, we grow vegetables, culinary herbs, and edible flowers. These crops are planted in a way that demonstrates gardens can be both productive and pretty.

Please check back in Spring of 2022 for tour dates.

South Chicago

Our Youth Corps Ambassadors and Urban Farmers offer tours of our urban farm in the South Chicago neighborhood.

Our South Chicago farm serves four primary functions: providing food, training, mentoring, and land access. Comprised of seven acres of growing space, South Chicago is our largest farm and produces the bulk of our harvests. UGC runs a variety of programming at our South Chicago farm, including Farmer IncubationYouth Corpscommunity gardensworkshops, farm stands, community events, and volunteer opportunities.

Please check back in Spring of 2022 for tour dates.


Reach out at or (773) 376-8882.