KAM Isaiah Israel Farm & Food Forest School

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 FarmSchoolDirector@kamii.org with questions about the program.

2018 Instructors

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 Urban Agriculture Coordinator at the Gary Comer Youth Center, 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.

Schedule

** All classes meet on Sundays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM **
July
8
Rethinking Urban Land Use

Robert Nevel, Architect and Program Founder

July
15
What is Food Justice and Sustainability?

Doriane Miller, M.D., Director, Center for Community Health and Vitality, Urban Health Initiative, University of Chicago Medicine

Elvia Rodriguez Ochoa, Neighborhood Programs Director, Openlands

July
22
Water Maiky Iberkleid, KAM Isaiah Israel Farmer and Head of Solutions at Hologram
July
29
Farm and Food Forest Design

Robert Nevel and Aaron Levine

August
5
Soil James Montgomery, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Studies, DePaul University
August
12
Plants Mike McMahon, Horticulturalist and Chicago Park District Lakefront Floriculture Foreman
August
19
Pollinators and Pests Zack Grant, Local Foods and Small Farms Educator, University of Illinois Extension
August
26
From Plant to Plate Chef JP McIntyre