BUILD ME A GARDEN
Starting at $400
Make your backyard, porch, or front yard dreams a reality! Enjoy cultivating your own food, flowers, and medicine, and spend less money at the grocery store.
Our gardens are standard 4x8' raised beds installed with weed barrier and filled with organic, veggie-grade compost. We also build waist-high beds for comfortable cultivation. Each standard bed is $400.
And don't worry, we're here to support you on your journey! We'll provide you with seeds, seedlings, a growing guide, and help troubleshoot your garden all season long.
TURNING VACANT LOTS INTO PRODUCTIVE PLOTS
As farmers, our goal is to get more local produce where it's needed. Activating small and large properties to become vibrant, productive spaces is key. Let's partner!
URBAN FARM AND COMMUNITY GARDEN CONSTRUCTION
More Farms, More Food
Farms and gardens large and small help improve food access. Our team can fast-track your project and make improvements and expansions year-round. We've built 6 urban farms from scratch on Chicago's southside and created or expanded 10 community gardens.
SCHOOL AND INSTITUTIONAL GARDENS
Eat. Play. Learn.
Star Farm is a Chicago Public Schools and Chicago Public Library vendor and works with insitutions to reactivate existing gardens or construct new gardens. We provide compost refills, summer maintenance, and seedlings.
Bring beauty, pollinators, and freshness to your landscape
Star Farm works with businesses and restaurants looking for a unique landscaping option: culinary herbs, edible flowers, and organic vegetables can improve and surprise your guests and tenants. Productive, custom garden beds can fit in the most compact urban areas.
Beautify your space and provide food and habitat for native pollinators! Great for urban dwellers and businesses!
Enhance your space with colorful, ceramic planters filled with organic soil and an assortment of pollinator-friendly native plants. Long-lasting, low-maintenance, attractive, and environmentally friendly!
PORCH PLANTER RE-FILL
Enjoy a rotation of seasonal colors from spring, summer, and fall. Each arrangement is designed to provide optimal habitat and weather tolerance, as well as reflect the mood of the season. Purchase covers plants for two planters.
HOME COMPOSTING SERVICES
Divert waste from the landfills and help improve the local food system by composting! Our 5 gallon buckets with lids store perfectly in the kitchen next to waste containers or under a sink. You'll receive a list of all compostable-friendly items (no meat/bones/dairy), and we'll swap out a clean bucket with each pick-up. Your kitchen scraps will help build and improve urban farm sites on the Southside!
Simply leave the bucket outside to pickup on the Monday of your pickup week and we'll leave you a fresh bucket in its place.
6 MONTHS WEEKLY PICKUP
We'll swap out your bucket every Monday. Ideal for roomates and families who are big veggie eaters. Receive a complimentary one-time CSA filled with produce grown with your compost, with local eggs and fresh bread, and a 1lb bag of aged compost.
6 MONTHS BI-WEEKLY PICKUP
Leave your bucket out on every other Monday! Receive a complimentary CSA with produce grown from your compost.
Ideal for a couple, roomates, or one big fruit/veggie eater!
6 MONTHS MONTHLY PICKUP
Any amount helps to divert waste from landfills, enrich community gardens, and feed back into the local food economy! We'll gather your compost once a month and share a 1 lb bag of aged compost with you.