Working for a more sustainable Chicago since 1975.
City Farm - Chicago's Oldest Urban Farm
Its beginnings, its value, and the lives it impacts.
Why We Should Be Urban Farming
We are running out of space for farmland and a third of all food that is produced is wasted. Ken Dunn has been called the greenest man in Chicago and he's on a crusade to turn our food waste into productive farmland--right in the middle of the city!
City Farm In Motion
With tens of thousands of vacant city lots in Chicago, mostly in economically under-developed neighborhoods, turning vacant land into an asset for the community is a primary objective of City Farm. The farm itself is a movable feast: the land can be farmed, then the compost moved and reused elsewhere as lots are developed and communities grow.
Food Partriots connect City Farm and Frontera Grill
See how it all works as we go from growing local food at City Farm, to Rick Bayless's Frontera Grill for dinner, and back into our soil as healthy compost.
Barefoot Wines: Soles of the Year, Ken Dunn
Barefoot Wine is celebrating good Soles, like Ken Dunn who founded The Resource Center, with our new wine, Impression® Red Blend. His recent initiative, City Farm, makes use of vacant urban lots in Chicago to grow heirloom tomatoes, arugula and other veggies for the community.