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In the News

Recent news coverage of Growing Home:

We were recently featured on CNN’s Chicagoland, Episode 4!

Equal Criminal Justice System (Letter to the Editor, Chicago Tribune, January 20, 2014)

The War on Poverty 50 Years Later (WBEZ, January 9, 2014)

Gifts that Keep On Giving: A Social Enterprise Holiday Shopping List  (National Transitional Jobs Network, December 13, 2013)

A List for the Season (Chicago Tribune, December 1, 2013)

Growing Home Happy Hour and Uncommon Ground Beer Release (Dining Chicago, November 2, 2013)

10 Urban Agriculture Projects in Chicago to Explore (Food Tank, October 31, 2013)

Sustainable Business: Growing Home Gives Roots to Those in Need (Food Tank, October 30, 2013)

Urban Agriculture in Chicago (WBEZ Afternoon Shift, October 10, 2013)

Rooting: Regional Networks, Global Concerns, Chicago, IL (International Network for Urban Agriculture, October 7, 2013)

Chicago Not Actually ‘Murder Capital’ Of, Well, Anything (CBS Chicago, September 26, 2013)

Whole Foods to Englewood (Chicago Tribune, September 4, 2013)

Do This: Growing Home Benefit at Bang Bang Pie Company (Chicagoist, August 26, 2013)

City’s Food Deserts Drying Up as Healthy Choices Move In (Chicago Sun-Times, August 15, 2013)

Growth and change: Growing Home, a community farm project (Chicago Reporter, July 1, 2013)

Growing Potential (Chicago Reporter, July 1, 2013)

Community Kickstart in Chicago (LISC Institute, April 12, 2013)

Chicago Taps Kickstarter Community For Community Development Projects (Chicago Tribune, April 9, 2013)

Emanuel Urban Farm Network: Mayor Launches New Agriculture Plan to Transform Vacant Lots (Huffington Post, March 17, 2013)

Chicago Tackles the Next Big Challenge in Urban Ag: Growing Farmers (Grist, March 15, 2013)

Award-winning Urban Farms Feed Englewood, Train Workers (Chicago Sun-Times, March 4, 2013)


Archived news coverage of Growing Home:

Chicago’s Urban Farm District Could Be the Biggest In the Nation (Grist, November 15, 2012)

Know Your Farmers Market: Growing Home’s Wood St. Urban Farm Stand (Chicagoist, August 31, 2012)

Urban Agriculture Blooming (StreetWise, August 22, 2012)

Plant Tomatoes. Harvest Lower Crime Rates. (Mother Jones, August 2012 – photo essay)

Farm in the Food Desert: Growing Home (Grub Street, July 25, 2012)

Growing More than Just Food at Growing Home (Slow Food USA, July 25, 2012)

Su Casa Catholic Worker grows fruits and vegetables in a produce desert (Time Out Chicago Kids, July 16, 2012)

Sowing Seeds of Hope: Chicago’s Growing Home (Lancaster County RMO, July 5, 2012)

The Interrupters Screens at Chicago’s Growing Home West Englewood Farm (Kartemquin, April 18, 2012)

Meet Fred Daniels from Growing Home (Chicago Foodies, March 6, 2012)

USDA Awards $40 Million Grants to Boost Local Food Supplies (Reuters, February 3, 2012)

WeFarm America co-founder creates fertile ground for organic gardens, ideas (Chicago Tribune, December 28, 2011)

Top Chicago Charities (CBS Chicago, December 14, 2011)

63rd Street: Growing Home Expands Urban Farming in Englewood (The Red Line Project, November 30, 2011)

Associate Director Rebekah Silverman, Woman of the Week (LiteFM, October 21, 2011)

Urban Farm Breaks Ground In Englewood (WBEZ, October 14, 2011)

Urban farm in Englewood breaking ground next week (EveryBlock, October 7, 2011)

Plans Approved to Build Community Garden, Urban Farm and Nature Preserve (Insurance News, October 5, 2011)

Falling Leaves, Rising Fortunes (Chicago Tribune, September 29, 2011)

On the Radio Sunday (Growing in Chicago, September 22, 2011)

Farm cultivates job, community involvement (ABC 7, August 25, 2011 – story and video)

Farms Could Pop Up All Over Chicago if Mayor’s New Pitch Sticks (Chicago Journal, August 3, 2011)

Growing Home Celebrates Earth Day with New Deal to Farm More Organic Veggies (Green Scene, Crain’s Chicago Business, April 21, 2011)

From Desert to Destination: Urban Agriculture with Growing Home (Medill Reports Chicago, February 4, 2011)

A Step Forward for Urban Agriculture (Chicago Tribune, January 12, 2011)

Chicago Has Got it Growing On (Grist, December 16, 2010)

Breaking Through Concrete: Chicago: Growing Home (WhyHunger, July 21, 2010)

Growing Home – Urban Agriculture in Chicago (YES! Magazine, December 29, 2009)

A Farm Grows in Englewood (Tasting Table, September 1, 2009)

Green Jobs: Urban Farming in Chicago (Mother Nature Network, August 28, 2009)

Green-collar Economy Taking Root in Chicago (Chicago Tribune, January 19, 2009)

A Growing Movement: Urban Farming in Chicago (Progress Illinois, September 9, 2008)

Building An Oasis in a Food Desert (Final Call, December 2, 2007)

Harry Rhodes, Growing Home (Grist, May 20, 2002)