“Growing Home has helped me get back motivated, doing something to come to everyday to look forward to."

 

"There’s never been a day that I came to Growing Home and wasn’t given the support I needed."

 

Standing in Solidarity

With Our Community

 

Empowering healthy people and communities through urban organic agriculture.

 

"If you have that drive and passion to succeed, the Growing Home community can help get you there."

 

"Being responsible for plants and seedlings, and caring for them much like you would a child, gave me a sense of being needed."

 

"This program helped me become a professional. I have a 401k. I have good benefits. I’m proud. My mom is proud."

 

"I like to give people
perspective on change,
let them know that change
is possible."

 

Join our 2021 Employment Training Program!

Apply by March 19th!

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Growing Home is a non-profit urban farm and social enterprise in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. We believe that everyone deserves a good job, to eat well, and to live in a vibrant, supported community. Our mission is to operate, promote, and demonstrate the use of organic urban agriculture as a vehicle for job training, employment, food access and community development.

Our 2020 Impact

With the pandemic, the continued racial & social injustices, and the high unemployment, 2020 has been extremely tough for everyone.  Even amidst the challenges, we have been able to Still Grow our programs for our community because of your sustained support. Thank you!

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Employment Training

Applications for Cohort 2 of our 12-week Job Training Program are now open! To learn more about this opportunity and to complete an online application, click the button below.

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Growing Home Kitchen

Check out the first season of our online cooking showing with Growing Home’s Community Engagement Coordinator LaQuandra Fair using our own produce! Farm-fresh, easy, delicious meals.

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Farm & CSA Shares

2021 CSA Shares will be available for sign up in early February.  Make sure to check back in then and learn more about our CSA program below. In the meantime, watch this great tour of our farm by our Farm Site Manger, Fred Daniels!

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What If We Could Grow?

Featuring alumni, community partners, employer partners, staff, and more, this testament to our work recounts Growing Home’s impact over the past 17 years, while posing a very important question: What if this is just the beginning?

Wherever I go in the next five, ten, twenty years, it's always going to come back to this. To Growing Home. Because there's something that you all saw in me, and your hearts went out to me. People don't have to do something like that if they don't want to. They do it because they believe someone like me deserves a second chance. Growing Home gave me a second chance.

Program Graduate