Growing Home is a USDA-Certified Organic urban farm, workforce development center and non-profit 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. We serve our communities through paid innovative employment training and local, healthy, affordable food.
“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
Oct. 14th/15th HarvestFest & Open House Chicago
Saturday, October 14, 2023
5814 S. Wood Street
Growing Home hosts our annual HarvestFest in conjunction with Open House Chicago. This event features a local vendor market, kids activities, pumpkin decorating, free food boxes & more to celebrate community and the end of the growing season. Free event for all. More details and Eventbrite website coming soon.
Paid Workforce Development
Apply Today to our Program.
Growing Home offers a comprehensive, PAID Employment Training program with extensive services and resources to Chicagoans 18+ looking for employment. Our goal is to help all participants find the next step in their career journey. Click here to learn more about our 12-week Employment Training Program and click here to fill out an application for 2023.
Volunteer with Growing Home
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.
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 –