Disadvantaged kids from across Chicago learn to cook and eat what they grow with UHC's help
Disadvantaged East Garfield Park area Green teens Learn to Use Nature's Gifts Sustainably - both in and out of the classroom.
We reimagined an expansive public high school landscape as an educational, sustainable, accessible, and aesthetic whole. Now we're making it happen.
Reconnecting disabled students to their surrounding environment through restorative landscape technologies. Winner of Mayor Daley's 2010 "Gardener of the Year Award".
A sustainable garden nourishes residents in recovery from addiction as well as a food pantry and a cafe.
UHC helps Jamieson Elementry envision the future of their schoolyard.
(UHCi ) Launched in 2012! - A coherent urban environmental educational program to provide hands-on training to a broad public, with a strong focus on urban agriculture.
A rooftop garden is just the first step in retrofitting a 4-building complex into a sustainable, regenerative community.
A brainstorming event to re-envision a schoolyard
Better than a green roof... a food-producing roof for this Edgewater business.
Giving you the tools to address today's environmental concerns. Also find podcasts of previous lectures.
The Future as seen from the Red Line
If it's big and blank, it should be doing more than just sitting there. Let's grow on it!
Urban agriculture on a scale we can all relate to - the typical backyard.
How quickly can Mike turn his backyard from a passive decoration into a living, breathing environmental machine?
Deconstruction is the right thing to do at the end of a building's life.
See just how our garden grows.
Designing a refuge for urban parents and children to be able to experience rural life.
Completed: Summer 2007
Fight the blight - fling some green
Completed: Spring 2007
Whassat crazy stuff?! Rather than satisfy ourselves with accepted ways of doing things, UHC likes to try it ourselves, make mistakes, learn, and produce hybrids of different things that might work in urban environments.
In June 2005, UHC was notified days before a 1955 house designed and built by the Japanese watercolor artist Atsushi Kikuchi was to be demolished, and we salvaged as much material as we could in one week.
Completed: June 2005
An adaptive reuse of an 1890's carriage house to be used for education, community outreach, and demonstration of ongoing projects.
Completed: Summer 2005