Inspiring healthy living, economic opportunity, and community empowerment in Englewood

Job Training

Growing Home recruits job-seeking adults facing multiple barriers to employment into our paid 14-week job training program. We welcome individuals with criminal records, histories of homelessness, low education, and lack of formal work experience.

Our program combines fieldwork on our farms with classroom instruction to prepare participants for success in the workforce.

To learn more please read the 2018 production assistant job description.

We host three program cohorts from April to October, with ongoing recruitment beginning in late February.

Cohort 1 2018: April 2nd- July 6th

Cohort 2 2018: June 4th- September 7th

Cohort 3 2018: July 30th- November 2nd


As a volunteer at Growing Home, you have an opportunity to help with events, lend a hand on the farm, and assist with administrative projects.

Volunteering occurs during the farming and training season, March through November, weekdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Please email for a list of scheduled volunteer days, to sign-up, to inquire about recurring volunteer positions, and to inquire about group volunteer opportunities.

Hire Our Graduates

Hire one of our qualified graduates to meet your staffing needs. Our job seekers are pre-screened for each employer’s qualifications and are ready to work. We also offer ongoing support to both the graduate and employer throughout the life of their employment. To learn more about becoming an employer partner, download the PDF below.

Growing Home adds immense value to our Chicago community. They work with a population that needs support and gives them the skills and training they need to become an asset to organizations like my own.

Dave Rand, COO & Co-Founder, Local Foods

Jobs & Internships

Executive Director

Growing Home’s Board of Directors has hired Morten Group to lead the search for our next Executive Director. Information about the role and how to apply can be found here.

Other Opportunities

Buy our local, USDA- certified organic vegetables, herbs, and honey.

Our learning garden is open to youth groups of all ages for an interactive learning experience.

Take an informational tour of our farms, available Monday- Friday 8am-3pm.