The Edible Acre

The Edible Acre is a joint initiative by The Talking Farm and Evanston Township High School.On October 8, 2009, thirty-five to fifty ETHS students from the Horticulture, Senior Studies, Community Service and Green Team programs began installing the Edible Acre Pilot Project, a community garden designed, built and maintained by ETHS students in collaboration with community groups and the surrounding neighborhood.

The Edible Acre Pilot Project converted an empty lot across from the high school's main entrance into a 5,000 sq. ft. organic community garden. This food production project provides learning experiences, leadership opportunities and summer jobs for ETHS students, as well as fresh produce and health benefits for the larger community.

In 2011, the Edible Acre is no longer a "pilot" project and has thus been renamed.

Click here to see a diary of our progress.

Click here to read an Evanston Review article about the project.



For information about and volunteering for ETHS workdays, please contact Linda at or 847-651-1197. Click here for more photos.