creating accessible, affordable and healthy food for Chicagoans


A message from Xavier:

The farm labor of love and a part of my dreams of connecting community education and organizing to create opportunities for marginalized people to learn agriculture skills as tools for social transformation.

Currently there is no shade structure on the farm. It’s challenging teaching teenagers about veggies and the environment when there isn’t a spot to rest from the sun. A shade structure is essential to making the eco-campus aspect of my farm a reality.

There also isn’t any running water due to construction happening a few blocks away. A few times a week I fill ten 5 gallon bottles with water from my apartment and transport them to the farm. Things are growing but much slower than is necessary to keep up with my market plan and for youth to have the opportunity to see the things they are seeding sprout before the end of their summer session.

Structures to provide 162sqft of shade will cost $1,444.08. Two rolling rain barrels cost $300.00. In July 2018 for my birthday, we raised $471/$1744.08 to cover the equipment and materials.

As most of you know, I left my job at Chicago Freedom School. While I use all my time and resources for the farm, CSA boxes and markets, I am looking to my community to help sustain both me and this work. I appreciate any contribution and I am very grateful for my monthly supporters. 

Thank you for your time and support,


If you’d like to do a one-time donation via a cash app, please put for the farm in the notes/memo.
Cashout: $professorXDM
Venmo: @XavierDanae-Maatra