Growing Home

Growing Home provides job training for homeless, previously-incarcerated, and low-income individuals in Chicago through a social enterprise business based on organic agriculture. Our program provides experiential learning opportunities and employment in the horticulture field as well as a unique job readiness curriculum that helps reintroduces participants back into the workforce.

Since its inception in 1992, Growing Home has prepared individuals to re-enter the workforce not only by teaching job skills, but also by providing the chance to engage in what is for many a transformational experience. Our program is different from other workforce development programs because of our intense focus on the transformational possibilities inherent in learning to nurture and grow one’s own food.

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Filed under Agriculture, Anti-racism, CSA, Ex-offenders, GED Prep, Homelessness, Hoophouse, Job Training, Low-income, Urban Farm

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