“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
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Growing Home is a USDA-Certified Organic 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. We use organic urban agriculture as a vehicle for workforce development and food access in our neighborhood.
With the pandemic, the continued racial & social injustices, and the high unemployment, this past year and a half 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!
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.
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