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Englewood Produce Stand Now Open!

Thursdays 11am-5:30pm 1844 W. 59th Street

 

“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."

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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.

Upcoming Events

Computer & Job Resource Center Open House

September 27-30, 9am-12pm

Growing Home’s Brand New Computer and Job Resource Center is free and open to the public, 18+.  With state of the art computer stations, printing, fax, scan, wireless internet and more, the resource center is available for walk-ins and course sign-ups.  We have 1-on-1 assistance to support you in your digital learning and job search goals!

Open House is September 27-3oth and all attendees have a chance to win a free iPad, get professional headshots, sign up for job training resources and attend info sessions.

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Market Season is Here!

From our Englewood Produce Stand Thursdays oat 1844 W. 59th Street to Green City Market and 61st Street Market, you can shop our delicious, organic fresh vegetables and herbs grown right here on our farms. WIC, Link, Snap and Senior Coupons accepted. We hope you’ll stop by!

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Volunteer with Growing Home

We love our volunteers! Volunteers are essential to the functioning of our farm, our food & community programs and our events.  Please sign up for your shift below – or to be part of our monthly volunteer email newsletter.

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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 2022 or 2023.

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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.

WATCH SEASON 1

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?

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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 –