Volunteer

Volunteer hours are open to all individuals. Volunteers should arrive ready to dig in. Please remember to bring a water bottle and sunscreen. We look forward to seeing you.

Class + Group Volunteering

Are you interested in bringing a class or group to volunteer at the farm? City Farm is a great place for hands-on learning. Many teachers bring student groups to City Farm’s “outdoor laboratory.” Other groups and professional organizations enjoy the opportunity to get outside for a day on the farm. It is a great way to earn service hours while being part of the growing urban agriculture movement in Chicago. If you are interested in reserving a spot for a group and would like to reserve a time for a tour, please contact us.

Donate

Your contribution directly funds the work we do. City Farm relies on donations to continue our vital work. Your support helps create healthier communities and enables us to donate food to organizations and families in need, educate youth and adults about farming, and put to good use abandoned and vacant lots throughout the Chicago.

Support Us

City Farm is growing. Like the rest of the Resource Center, City Farm strives to be self-supporting but we will need capital to double the size of our operations. Help seed the expansion by contributing to our Seed Fund. We will need funds to prepare more acres of farmland. We will need fencing, additional compost, wood chips and clay (to create an impermeable layer at new sites).

For your investment we will:

  • Provide local produce at reasonable prices.
  • Create jobs.
  • Provide education.
  • Help beautify and revitalize neighborhoods.
  • Build community.

That’s a good return; a return that has roots and will grow with your help. Support our efforts to produce positive change, change that touches all our senses and improves the city we live in.

When you contribute we will send you exclusive City Farm Seed Quarters and our thanks. These quarters are embedded with salad green seeds. Just cover with soil, water, and grow with us.

Partners & Sponsors

At City Farm and the Resource Center, we are fortunate to collaborate with talented chefs, restauranteurs, sponsors, and partners. Without their continued support City Farm

Restaurants

Chicago’s chefs have an international reputation for promoting the glory of in-season produce. These men and women understand that their talents are only enhanced by focusing on locally-sourced fruits and vegetables. Many are also dedicated to using sustainable food scrap and recycling systems. When you visit, please extend a thanks for their commitment. For more information on becoming a participating restaurant please visit our wholesale page.

Sponsors

City Farm is grateful to these organizations, especially to the people within them who have gone out of their way to support our efforts. Thank you.

Partners

We are proud to be in a community of individuals and organizations that are working collectively for a more sustainable future.

Jobs

City Farm Chicago Farm Manager
Location: City of Chicago

City Farm Chicago seeks to hire an experienced, mission motivated Organic Vegetable Farm Manager to oversee and coordinate the vegetable production on 4 acres of land distributed among three sites in the near north and south sides of Chicago.

The farm manager will hire and oversee the farm crew, volunteer hours, farm tours, site management for events, production schedule and vegetable harvest. The Farm Manager will work closely with founder Ken Dunn to build farm infrastructure and to grow healthy soil fertility for high volume production. The farm manager will also work with farm’s parent organization is the Resource Center, a not-for-profit working for environmental, economic and educational revitalization of city neighborhoods through recycling, urban gardening, composting, and other reuse programs.

We are seeking candidates with the following experience:
-3+ years of farming experience
-2+ years of management experience
-Farmers’ market experience
-Experience selling produce wholesale or to restaurants is a plus

Please send a letter of interest, resume and two professional references for
consideration to: cityfarmchicago@gmail.com
Applications due by November 25, 2016