Training Opportunities

1939608_623034461110071_1473699422_oAre you hoping to learn more about growing food in the city?

Whether you are thinking about starting your own home garden, have acquired land for an urban agriculture project, or are interested in signing up for a plot at a community garden, there is a wide range of training opportunities offered by Chicagoland organizations throughout the year which will help you to become a more capable grower.

Be sure to also check out the AUA Resource Guide for online resources that are specific to growing food in Chicagoland.

If you are offering a training opportunity that you would like added to the list, please send a link with the information to 

Upcoming Opportunities

Winter/Spring 2018

Jan. 18 – Mar. 29: Small Farms Winter Webinar Series, (Thursdays, noon-1pm) University of Illinois-Extension

Jan. – April: Winter Lecture Series (Last Sunday of the Month, 3pm-4:30pm) Historic Pullman Garden Club

Mar. – May: Edible Landscapes (Saturdays, 9am-noon) Windy City Harvest

Feb. 10: Crop Planning, Windy City Harvest

Feb. 24: Youth Farm Facilitator Training, Windy City Harvest

Mar. 3: Season Extension, Windy City Harvest

May 5: Value Added Food, Windy City Harvest

Jun. 2: Edible Landscapes & Container Gardens, Windy City Harvest



Ongoing Opportunities

Chicago Botanic Garden’s Windy City Harvest Apprenticeship

Illinois Master Gardeners

Openlands Gardenkeepers

3Chicks Farm Mushroom and Chicken Raising Workshops

Plant Chicago Aquaponics

Triton College Sustainable Horticulture Program

Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT)

Organic Seed Alliance – Free Online Course

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) – Free Online Courses