Room to Grow: A Guide to School Gardening in Illinois

Room to Grow: A Guide to School Gardening in Illinois is a comprehensive guide for teachers that includes tools and information for planning, developing, and maintaining school gardens. It also includes garden-based curriculum that are linked to Illinois state education standards.

A Resource Guide to Food Safety Practices for Small Growers

A Resource Guide to Food Safety Practices for Small Growers was developed for the Farmers for Chicago initiative members. The guide introduces the importance of food safety practices for urban farmers, offers farmers a step-by-step process of implementing food safety … Read more

Kimmi Ramnine

19th Class, 2012-2013 Field Placement: Growing Power (Chicago, IL) Kimmi supported community food system development and urban agriculture projects and examined the benefits of and barriers to state Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Certification for small farms. She developed food safety … Read more

Dominique Hazzard

19th Class, 2012-2013 Field Placement: La Casa Norte (Chicago, IL) Dominique conducted research to inform the development of a nutrition center and Federally Qualified Health Center to serve residents of northwest Chicago experiencing food insecurity. She evaluated the first stage … Read more

Hiram Lopez

18th Class, 2011-2012 Field Placement: La Casa Norte (Chicago, IL) Hiram conducted an evaluation of the food and nutrition programs available at a transitional youth shelter for boys, and provided recommendations to help improve client access and consumption of healthy, … Read more

Ariana de Leña

18th Class, 2011-2012 Field Placement: Growing Power (Chicago, IL) While supporting daily farm operations, Ariana performed a needs assessment with school garden educators, community members, and urban agriculture practitioners in Chicago to help boost the long-term sustainability, food production and … Read more

Feeding America

The Feeding America network is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, working to connect people with food and end hunger. … Read more

Staci Kyle

3rd Class, 1996-1997 Field Placement: Hyde Park and Kenwood Interfaith Council (Chicago, IL) Policy Placement: Christian Children’s Fund (Washington, DC)  

Lad Dell

3rd Class, 1996-1997 Field Placement: Hyde Park and Kenwood Interfaith Council (Chicago, IL) Policy Placement: Share Our Strength (Washington, DC)  

Halley Torres Aldeen

2nd Class, 1995-1996 Field Placement: Hyde Park and Kenwood Interfaith Council (Chicago, IL)  Policy Placement: USDA, WIC (Washington, DC)