Our Educators, Zack Grant and Kathryn Pereira, provide workshops, technical assistance consultations, and referrals to resources for urban and peri-urban food system projects and commercial farmers in Cook County, IL. Our flagship educational program, Master Urban Farmer Training Program, is offered once or twice per year.

Our specialties include: 

  • Business Planning and Evaluation
  • Creating Vision and Mission statements
  • Developing Marketing Strategies and Plans
  • Farm Finances and Recordkeeping
  • Good Agricultural Practices and Food Safety Modernization Act Education
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Irrigation
  • Season Extension and Infrastructure
  • Soil Fertility and Health Management
  • Urban Agriculture Production Systems

To stay updated about our latest urban agricultural programming sign up for our mailing list and quarterly newsletter, The Urban Ag Connect.  

 You can also find us on

Twitter at @LFSSF_Cook

Facebook at UofILocalFoodsCookCounty

YouTube Urban Ag Connect Vlog 

Our blog  Cultivate Cook County

We look forward to serving your needs.