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7.3.24 Chicago Sun-Times, $5 million city grant will help Englewood farm keep its food in its community

8.1.23 Block Club Chicago, Englewood Chef Launches Farm-To-Table Catering Business, With ‘Love In Every Bite’
(PDF File here)

6.14.23 Telemundo & NBC Chicago, Spotlight on Juneteenth Celebrations in Englewood

5.17.23 Citizens News, Growing Home still going strong after 30 years (PDF file here)

5.11.2023 WBBM Radio, Community Spotlight on Janelle St. John and Growing Home

4.28.23 Rise Kit, Alumni Spotlight, Ralfael Perry ’21 and Partnership Spotlight, Daniel Mackey

1.16.23 Chicago Sun-Times, Obama Foundation volunteerism on MLK Day makes comeback after COVID hiatus

11.30.22 Feeding America, Food Security Equity Impact Fund: Growing Home

11.14.22 Crains Chicago, Food insecurity magnifies inequity in Chicago (PDF file here)

10.25.22 WBEZ, Whole Foods is leaving Englewood. So what’s next?

10.5.22 WTTW, Permanent Punishment Conversation: Companies Find Value in Employing Individuals Re-Entering Workforce After Prison (PDF file here)

9.8.22 CBS Chicago, ‘A hidden gem’: Englewood first ‘ag crawl’ takes place on Sunday, showcasing urban produce

8.30.22 Food Tank, 28 Organizations Transforming Chicago’s Food System (PDF file here)

8.11.22 Block Club Chicago, Nonprofit That Built Englewood’s Peace Campus Turns Over Reins To Imagine Englewood If, Which Wants To Grow It

8.8.22 WGN9, Chicago nonprofits unite to expand community reach

7.7.22 Chicago Reader, Growing for Good with Green Thumb: Growing Home Inc. (PDF file here)

6.1.22 Driehaus Foundation, Growing Food and Open Space in Chicago

5.21.22 Chicago Tribune, As Whole Foods prepares to leave Englewood, food leaders are planning ahead. ‘We need more options.’

5.24.22 Next City, Chicago Urban Farm Sows a New Legacy for Englewood Residents (PDF file here)

5.10.22 WBEZ Chicago, Why the best prices on summer produce could be at your neighborhood farmers’ market

5.9.22: CBS Chicago, As Whole Foods closes, Englewood organizations offer produce for the community

9.22.21 WGN TV & Online, Englewood Residents Turn to Farming Produce To Fight Food Insecurity

8.30.21: Eater Chicago, Inside the Chicago Urban Farm Cultivating the Means to Fight Food Insecurity

8.12.21: Greater Chicago Food Depository, Growing Home Brings Farm-To-Table Experience to Englewood Pantry

7.23.21: RiseKit, Four Characteristics of a Successful Alumni Program According to Growing Home

7.23.21: Columbia Chronicle, Fruits, veggies and opportunities: A guide to Chicago’s urban farms

5.18.21: The Daily Northwestern,  West End Garden Seeks to Bring Justice-Focused Community Gardening to Evanston

5.13.21: Eater Chicago, Farmer’s Markets in Chicago

2.13.21: Roots Watering Hole Podcast with Orrin Williams  & Dr. Akilah Martin, CPHP Partner Growing Home and LaQuandra Fair

1.20.21 WBBM Radio, Growing Home & LaQuandra Fair on Chicago Connection

12.30.20 The Chicago Community Trust, Chicago Organizations Spotlight

12.21.20 McCormick Foundation, Increasing Economic Opportunity Through Agriculture

12.11.20 Block Club Chicago, Englewood: Growing Home’s WinterFest 2020 To Go On Rain Or Shine Saturday

11.02.20 McCormick Foundation Foundation Blog, Growing Food and Careers through Urban Agriculture

10.08.20 Spiritual Capital Podcast with Craig Mattson, Kohlrabi Capital with Janelle St. John

10.01.20 Chicago Magazine, “Nonprofits Worthy Of Your Money”

09.15.20 Chicago Community Loan Fund Report Spotlight (scroll down), Planting Seeds for Jobs; Growing Food Access

8.26.20 Block Club Chicago, Celebrity Chefs Hold Cooking Contest to Benefit Growing Home Englewood

8.13.20 WTTW,  ‘Chicago Tonight’ “in Your Neighborhood: Englewood”

8.01.20 J.R. Albert Foundation, Inc., Grantee Highlight: Growing Home

7.15.20 The Chicago Community Trust, Trust Grants $2 Million to Address Critical Needs

7.14.20 Chicago Community Loan Fund, Growing Home Receives FHLBC COVID-19 Relief Grant

6.28.20 Get Down to Business with Shalom Klein, Interview with Danielle Perry

5.11.20 Wall Street Journal, When Coronavirus Hits Food Deserts

5.8.20 Midwest Region AT&T, South and West Side Neighborhood Food Pantries Get Boost from AT&T

Free Spirit Media, Commercial Greenhouses May Be The Future of Urban Farming In Chicago

ABC 7, Growing Home Organic Farm Provides Second Chance Job Training With Fresh Produce

U.S. Catholic – For This Chicago Pastor, Community Justice Means Food Justice

Chicago Tribune, Activists and Farmers Tackle Food Deserts on Chicago’s South Side – ‘Food is a tool of resistance’

Black Food and Beverage, Growing Home’s Farm Manager, DeAndre Brooks

Block Club Chicago, Urban Farm in Englewood Hosting A Free ‘Old School’ Block Party Saturday

The Citizen, South Side Non-Profit Hosts Record-Breaking Fundraiser Under New Leadership

Forbes, Chicago’s Growing Home Is Using Food And Farming To Help Nourish More Than The Body

Freethink, This Chicago Urban Farm Grows Opportunity, Jobs

South Side Weekly, What is the Future of Food Policy in Chicago?

WBEZ, Outside-The-Box Ideas Chicagoans Have For Mayor-Elect Lightfoot

Next City, Urban Agriculture Sprouting Roots In Illinois’ Legislative Soil

South Side Talks, Episode 2 – Planting in the Desert

WTTW’s Chicago Tonight, Organic Gardens in Chicago Provide Fresh Produce, Opportunities

RedEye, Chicago in Action: Give back to the city with these three volunteer organizations

Chicago Tribune, Urban Farms Thrive in Chicago

Food Tank, Ten Questions with Harry Rhodes, Executive Director of Growing Home

WBEZ, The Push For Urban Agriculture Zones In Chicago

YES! Magazine, How to Help 55 Million People Out of Food Deserts

Medill Reports Chicago, Growing Home Produces a Bountiful Harvest for Englewood Residents

CBS Chicago, Top Chicago Charities

Chicagosit, The Best Urban Farming in Chicago

Food Tank, Whole Foods Partnering with Urban Farming Project to Improve Food Security in Chicago Neighborhood

La Reléve et La Peste, La région pauvre et désindustrialisée de la Rust Belt se transforme en potager géant!

Chicago Tribune, Access to Healthier Choices Can Mean Healthier Living

Mother Jones, PHOTOS: Plant Tomatoes. Harvest Lower Crime Rates.

REDF, Made: Growing Home

Resilience, Sustainable Business: Growing Home Gives Roots to Those in Need

Stanford Social Innovation, Market Making for Mission

Streetwise, How Chicago Became a Leader in Urban Agriculture