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Growing Home's Wood Street Urban Farm

Address

5814 S. Wood St.

Neighborhood

Englewood

Hours

Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 4pm

Sun, Oct 20: 10am - 4pm

Photography Permitted

Description

Growing Home provides training for people with barriers to employment at Chicago's first and only USDA-certified organic high-production urban farm. Wood Street Farm opened in 2006 and has expanded to 1.5 acres capable of producing more than 30,000 pounds of organic produce annually. Growing Home provides 25 hours per week of paid work experience, job-readiness training and career services to individuals who need a supportive environment to develop their professional strengths. This unique endeavor brings jobs, professional skills, career resources and fresh produce to Chicago's Englewood neighborhood.

Visitor Experience

Take a tour of the hoop houses and outdoor garden to learn about job training and organic food production at one of Chicago's premier urban farms. Then visit the farm stand with produce available for purchase.

More Info

Part of the ComEd Sustainability Trail.

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