Over the weekend I noticed that someone asked Rick Bayless on Twitter about volunteer opportunities in Chicago for people who were interested in urban agriculture in Chicago for people who live in apartments. Rick Bayless suggested City Farm & Growing Home which are two good ones.
Here are a few more:
NeighborSpace, Has an extensive list on their website of community gardens they work with where you could volunteer.
Cob Connection, the two young ladies who started the community garden in Clarendon Park in the Uptown neighborhood met volunteering there.
Organic rooftop farm at Uncommon Ground on
Devon. I know Natalie takes on interns, but with all the press they’ve
received this year they waiting list may be rather long, but it doesn’t
hurt to ask.
The Rogers Park Green Space and Food Systems Coalition built a community garden in Schreiber Park this year and won a grant from Gardenburger. In conjunction with Angelic Organics Learning Center, they’ve been putting on a number of interesting urban agriculture workshops this year.
The potager garden in Grant Park by Growing Power is also managed by volunteers in Chicago.
Advocates for Urban Agriculture Chicago has a good list of links on their blog and an active Google Group.
You can find more urban agriculture projects in Chicago in this post. You can also see some photos of Rick Bayless’ urban farm in Chicago here.
If you volunteer somewhere not listed here or if you need volunteers feel free to leave information in the comments of this post.