Open House Chicago

Join Growing Home for a tour of our farm campus in Englewood during Open House Chicago on Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20


Cultivating healthy people and communities through urban organic agriculture.


"If you have that drive and passion to succeed, the Growing Home community can help get you there."


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


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


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


2019 Open House and Fall Harvest Fest

This Saturday, October 19 from 12-3PM, Growing Home will host our First Annual Fall Harvest Fest on our farm campus in Englewood. This community centric event will celebrate the season with our farm stand, family friendly activities, food vendors, music from a local DJ, resource tables, and more.

The event will be held in conjunction with the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago, the city’s premier architectural festival. As a designated festival site, we will be open guided or self-guided tour both Saturday and Sunday from 10AM until 4PM.

What If We Could Grow?

Featuring alumni, community partners, employer partners, staff, and more, this testament to our work recounts Growing Home’s impact over the past 17 years, while posing a very important question: What if this is just the beginning?



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