“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 and non-profit urban farm 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 holistic employment training and local, healthy, affordable food.

Employment Training

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!

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Growing Home Volunteer Corps

We love our volunteers! Volunteers are essential to the functioning of our farm, our food & community programs and our events.  Please sign up to be on our Volunteer Corps monthly email newsletter below.

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Save the Date! Growing Home’s 20th Annual Benefit

Our Annual Benefit Date is set! Thursday, May 5, 2022
A fantastic event held on Growing Home’s own urban farm, this hybrid virtual event features chef-prepared farm-to-table dishes, local beer and cocktails, and a raffle of unique gifts. With over 300 attendees in-person and virtually from Growing Home’s closest supporters to new partners, this event is one of the most fun of the year. Stay tuned for early-bird ticket options coming soon.

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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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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 –