VISION Urban Ag
We offer unique urban agriculture education services with a holistic approach that promotes positive practices, healthy lifestyles, and future success for the younger generation. Our program is designed to unlock the possibilities of what is attainable and achievable in Chicago. Our motto is "there is always room to grow," and we believe that every individual has the potential to flourish.
“VISION's Urban Ag Program has been a game-changer for our school. Not only have our students learned about healthy eating and gardening, but they have also developed a passion for learning outside of the classroom. The program has brought our community together and empowered our students to make a difference.”
--Principal at a Participating School
We offer a comprehensive education program that teaches sustainable urban garden and farming practices, from seed to harvest. Our curriculum is designed to provide students with a deep understanding of agriculture, nutrition, and healthy living. Our certified urban farmer founder brings years of experience and passion for sustainable agriculture, making our program unique and authentic. Our holistic approach includes hands-on learning experiences that encourage creativity, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills. We believe that learning should be fun and engaging, and our program provides opportunities for children to develop a passion for learning both inside and outside of school.
“Since partnering with VISION Outreach, we have seen a significant improvement in our students' academic performance and behavior. The program has helped them develop a passion for learning and has given them a sense of purpose and belonging.”
VISION Urban Ag brings tangible results to schools and communities, empowering youth to change the landscape of their school community and improve their mental and physical health. VISION Urban Ag is a nature-based solution to many of the challenges facing urban communities, offering a way to connect with nature and promote sustainability. The program gives youth a sense of agency and empowerment, helping them to take charge of their own lives and make positive changes in their communities.
“I have seen a remarkable change in my students since they started participating in VISION's Urban Ag Program. They are more interested in learning, and they have developed a sense of responsibility and ownership towards the environment and their community”
VISION Urban Ag seeks to expand youth's understanding of what is possible in the city, showing them that there is always room to grow and improve their communities. The program offers economic opportunities for urban youth through its emphasis on life skills and entrepreneurship, helping to create a more equitable and sustainable future. Participants learn valuable life skills that can assist in the fight against food insecurity, economic disadvantages, childhood obesity, and poor eating habits.
“VISION's Urban Ag program has had a positive impact on our community. It has given our youth opportunities to learn new skills, build confidence, and develop a sense of purpose. We are grateful for the program and the positive change it has brought to our neighborhood.”
"Since participating in VISION Outreach's urban agriculture programming, my child has exhibited a happier demeanor, a newfound excitement around school and learning, and a keen interest in healthy eating and living. The program has been a life-changer for my child, who has not only learned valuable skills related to urban agriculture but has also gained a sense of empowerment and pride in their ability to grow their own food and not fully depend on others to eat."
Rev. Dr. Shaunté Brewer