In an effort to get more residents to use Growing Home’s Wood Street Urban Farm as a resource, Growing Home’s Wednesdays at Wood Street is opening its’ doors to other non-profit organizations in Greater Englewood.
We are starting a new initiative at Growing Home where we are inviting community and city organizations to come share their information, recruit and/or promote events at our Open House and Farm Stand, Wednesdays at Wood Street. Imagine Englewood if…!, Black Star Project, Cook County Sherriff’s Youth Services Division, and Children’s Home + Aid are just a few of the organizations who have confirmed their attendance at our first Open House on April 18th. Each organization will have an interactive table set up to share their information with residents and those who shop the organic farm stand.
The Wood Street Farm sits across the street from a small park, and many residents and youth surround the area of the farm on nice sunny warm days. We thought this event would be an excellent time to catch these residents’ attention to not only let them know about Growing Home’s programs and produce, but to also give them the opportunity to learn about the countless other ways to get themselves and their children involved in positive community activities, programs and or jobs this spring and summer.
Organizations within Greater Englewood, or those who service residents there are always welcome to attend our Open House/ Wednesdays at Wood Street events. For more information contact Sonya Harper, Market Outreach Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer opportunity in Englewood: Sonya needs a few volunteers to help her canvass the neighborhood surrounding our urban farms. The purpose of the canvassing is to promote our Open House and Farm Stand, Wednesdays at Wood Street, and to promote our first Open House and Screening of The Interrupters. Sonya will be canvassing during the following days and times, and volunteers are invited to help for as much or as little time as they wish. Greater Englewood residents respond much better to word-of-mouth so help Sonya and our outreach team get the word out!
Canvassing is a must, if we want to let residents know they have a great source of organic produce right in their own backyard–plus it’s affordable and grown just for them. Volunteers should email, or call (773-680-7953), Sonya with their specific times they want to work! We look forward to your assistance!