Celebrating the Success of our Graduates: High School Graduation!

During the off-season, Growing Home staff like to take the opportunity to support our participants in a variety of ways. From following up on progress at their new jobs, advocating for the sealing or expungement of a conviction… Read More

Job Training

Since 2002, Growing Home has cultivated the ground in service of its primary social mission: a job training and transitional employment program for individuals motivated to reenter the workforce. Interns in the program receive a fair wage while… Read More

A message from Growing Home’s Executive Director


“Growing Home uses organic agriculture to make a big impact on people’s lives.”

Why I love working for Growing Home


  “Our trainees aren’t just beginning new jobs:  they’re beginning new lives…”   Stephanie has worked for Growing Home for several years, down at our Les Brown Memorial Farm in Marsailles Illinois. Currently, she’s one of the field… Read More

Why I donate to Growing Home


“We like Growing Home because it restores creation and brings people together.”  

Why we’re proud to be a community partner


  “For the workers at Growing Home who cheerfully greet us each morning in heat or cold, this garden is a labor of love.” Growing Home has worked with Su Casa Catholic Worker Charities since 2003, maintaining an… Read More

Why I’m Growing Home’s board president


  “Working with growing things has the power to transform people and communities.”   Valerie Denney is currently Growing Home’s board president. In her position, she has shown tremendous leadership and enthusiasm for the work we do.  … Read More

Why I volunteer with Growing Home


Joy Moon is a loyal Growing Home volunteer. She has been a valuable member of the Growing Home community for two years, and we are grateful to have her!   Two years ago, I started volunteering at Growing… Read More

Cook-Off Winner Shares Skills

Growing Home’s Field Training Specialist, Breanne Heath, organized a cooking demonstration at Hogan’s Soup Kitchen last week. Raven, the winner of our Intern Cook-Off Challenge, showed off her skills, preparing a simple salad using lettuce and tomatoes from Growing… Read More

A Great Fall Dinner!

We had a very successful farm-to-table dinner last night and wanted to send a big thank you to everyone who made the event possible. First, of course, thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the evening… Read More