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Thursday, October 17 • 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Chicago Off-Site Session: Farm on Ogden

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Farm on Ogden is a partnership of the Chicago Botanic Garden and Lawndale Christian Health Center (LCHC) and is managed by Windy City Harvest, the Chicago Botanic Garden’s urban agriculture program, in partnership with LCHC.  The Farm on Ogden opened in June of 2018 and in its first year has trained 100 people for jobs in food-related industries, reached 5,000 customers through the year-round farm stand, and aggregated 133,000 pounds of produce.  The Farm on Ogden has also served 400 patients through the Veggie Rx Program, delivering boxes of fresh produce, nutrition education, and cooking lessons to LCHC patients with diet-related diseases who are also food insecure. The site is home to a 7,300 sq. foot greenhouse, a 50,000 gallon aquaponics system, a commercial kitchen, an indoor market, a teaching kitchen and classroom, cold storage, and a youth farm.

Designed by the 2019 National Forum Host Committee, this experience will offer Forum participants the chance to learn more about effective and ongoing philanthropic collaborations in Greater Chicago. These will be small group experiences - each limited to 25-30 participants.

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Angela Mason

Senior Director & Associate Vice President of Community Engagement, Windy City Harvest
In more than 12 years with the Chicago Botanic Garden, Angela Mason has grown the urban farming/Windy City Harvest program from one site to 13 throughout Cook and Lake Counties. She has managed Windy City Harvest from its second year through the development of the certificate program... Read More →

Thursday October 17, 2019 2:00pm - 5:30pm