An important change is coming to Growing Home


"Being responsible for plants and seedlings, and caring for them much like you would a child, gave me a sense of being needed."


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"This program helped me become a professional. I have a 401k. I have good benefits. I’m proud. My mom is proud."


Cultivating healthy people and communities through urban organic agriculture.


"I like to give people
perspective on change,
let them know that change
is possible."





Open House Chicago 2018

For the third consecutive year, Growing Home is thrilled to join Chicago Architecture Center for Open House Chicago! On October 13 and 14, our Wood Street farm will be open from 9am until 5pm for self-guided and staff-led tours.

The farm stand will open at 11am each day, offering our USDA-certified organic vegetables and herbs until we sell out– which we will!






An Important Announcement


Growing Home has some news to share with all of our valued supporters.

Learn more about an important change coming to Growing Home.



Creating Your Legacy

Our graduates are parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, and neighbors whose experience at Growing Home creates a ripple effect in their communities. This piece gives you a glimpse of how lives are touched through our work and your support.


Wherever I go in the next five, ten, twenty years, it's always going to come back to this. To Growing Home. Because there's something that you all saw in me, and your hearts went out to me. People don't have to do something like that if they don't want to. They do it because they believe someone like me deserves a second chance. Growing Home gave me a second chance.

Program Graduate