The Farmessori is Near North's urban farm, and the cornerstone of our outdoor curriculum. The two-acre outdoor farm, plus indoor seedling lab, gives students hands-on learning opportunities producing fruits, vegetables, raising livestock, and stewarding the land.

The Farmessori is both a teaching farm and a year-round working farm that supplies the Sandwich Shoppe with eggs, honey, fruits and vegetables. Through lessons designed around the food cycle and sustainable farming, students of all ages learn how to grow produce and interact with botany in a hands-on way. The farm teaches students how to be stewards of the earth and responsible participants in urban ecology. Farming lessons coincide with classroom instruction involving science, natural resources, economics, and nutrition, as well as social skills involving teamwork and cooperation.

The success of the Farmessori relies on stewardship from the entire school community. Learn more about parent and family opportunities. To volunteer email