City Colleges of Chicago Richard J. Daley Arturo Velasquez Institute Education that Works
One of the more interesting courses being offered is the Sustainable Urban Horticulture program.
One of the more interesting courses being offered is the Sustainable Urban Horticulture program where students learn to raise organic vegetables and herbs and also the business end. During our tour of the facility, we were lucky enough to meet up with Kelly Larsen, a Supervisor with Windy City Harvest who instructs students in urban farming. More than a few upscale restaurants in the Chicago area line up to purchase the vegetables and fresh herbs grown and the popularity of organic foods continues to foster demand for people willing to take up inner city farming as a practical profession. The institute also instructs students in the practice of growing fish, or aquaponics, like the Tilapia being raised in the Institute’s greenhouse, laying yet another foundation for would-be entrepreneurs seeking to acquire the skills needed to start their own urban fishery businesses.
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on Jul 2nd, 2012 and filed under Feature Story
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