Grow sustainability in Chicago with MicroHabitat
Like many North American cities, Chicago has a long history of local food production as they led the nation in wartime urban food production, and served as a model for victory garden programs. Building on this rich history, interest in urban agriculture in Chicago has blossomed over the past decade and this practice is a popular type of extensive land use in the city.
Growing change in Chicago
By expanding our urban farming program to Chicago, we are creating more sustainable spaces, contributing to optimizing work and living places by building a more local food production system, environmental stewardship, community well-being, and overall urban resilience.
Growing urban farming as a vibrant sector
Engagement and wellbeing
Increase satisfaction and engagement by catering to human health and wellness, and engaging with people with a unique source of connection.
Raise awareness about environmental issues with your urban farm that can also help score points for certain sustainability certifications.
Leverage your harvest to spread a bit of positivity amongst your network and community, while enhancing the visibility of your innovative initiative.
Urban farming in Chicago
Installation, maintenance and harvest drop-off
MicroHabitat’s urban farming service in Chicago includes the installation and care of an urban farm at your building, and all required certifications, accreditations, and insurances.
Team-building conferences and activities
Every urban farming project includes educational workshops. These activities or inspiring conferences engage and connect people with their urban farm, whether in-person or virtually.
Ultra local veggie harvests
Each urban farm yields 300 lbs to 500 lbs of veggies per season, and can be either distributed throughout your community, or donated to local food banks of your choice through our urban solidarity farms initiative.