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2019 program & Schedule

Hosted by KAM Isaiah Israel’s nationally-recognized Food Justice and Sustainability program, the Farm & Food Forest School is an intergenerational learning experience open to teens and adults. Hands-on learning takes place over eight Sundays in July and August at KAM Isaiah Israel’s award-winning urban micro-farm and food forest, at 1100 East Hyde Park Boulevard and at nearby growing sites.

We will focus on outdoor, project based and classroom learning from those with experience in areas from food justice, to plant breeding, to water conservation. Participants come away with powerful tools for change and a heightened motivation to work toward a more just, equitable, and sustainable world. We also cultivate a connection with each other through our weekly communal farmers' lunch (please bring a bag lunch).

This program is free and open to all! However, enrollment is limited. Certificates will be awarded. Beginning and experienced growers are welcome! To sign up and secure a space click here. Please email with questions about the program.



  • Aaron Levine is a volunteer farmer and Farm and Food Forest School Director at the KAM Isaiah Israel Food Justice and Sustainability Program. He is also a Master Gardener Volunteer, and pursuing a master's degree in Agricultural Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Robert Nevel is an architect and founder of the KAMII Food Justice and Sustainability program.


**All classes meet on Sundays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM**

July 7 Rethinking Urban Land Use Robert Nevel, Aaron Levine
July 14 What is Food Justice and Sustainability? Farm and Food Forest School Graduates
July 21 Water Maiky Iberkleid
July 28 Farm and Food Forest Design Robert Nevel, Aaron Levine
August 4 Soil John Tandarich
August 11 Plants Mike McMahon
August 18 Pollinators and Pests Zack Grant
August 25 From Plant to Plate JP McIntyre
Mon, September 27 2021 21 Tishrei 5782