Growing Home in Streetwise Magazine
Growing Home was recently featured in an issue of Streetwise magazine focused on urban agriculture. The article, Urban agriculture blooming, highlights Growing Home’s Englewood urban farms and the collaborative work happening around the community.
GH’s Sonya Harper is quoted in the article about using gardens to create community: “‘One of the biggest problems in this community is a lack of communication about positive community issues,’ she said. ‘There’s no community center for anyone to visit. People stay indoors minding their own business, so nobody is aware of what goes on within the neighborhood,’ she said. ‘Local gardens are a way of getting people outside and into each other’s lives.’”
Thanks to Streetwise for this coverage and for all the great work they do in the Chicago area, assisting men and women who are facing homelessness through supportive social services and access to gainful employment.