Every year Growing Home recruits promising individuals to work for our organic agriculture business while receiving industry specific training to prepare them for employment in customer service, food preparation, and landscaping positions.
Production Assistants provide operations support for 4 organic farm sites including site prep, planting, managing compost bins, harvesting and processing crops, packing CSA boxes, and facilitating sales at our farmers markets and farm stands.
The Landscaping Track at Su Casa Market Garden includes industry specific techniques in mowing, weeding, fertilizing, aerating, irrigating, pruning, deadheading, and planting.
In the Culinary Track in collaboration with the Washburne Culinary Institute at Kennedy King College, Production Associates practice knife skills, kitchen safety and sanitation, measurements and conversions, and learn a variety of cooking techniques for vegetables, proteins, starches, and sauces.
The following employers have hired Growing Home graduates
and we would like to thank them for their support:
Christy Webber Landscapes
City Escape Garden Center & Design Studio
Mercy Hospital & Medical Center
Chicago Transit Authority
Little Green Tree House
Soul Vegan Foods
Zaleski & Horvath MarketCafe
Irv & Shelly’s Fresh Picks
Prêt A Manger
Potbelly Sandwich Shop
Interior Garden Services, Inc.