Urban Farm in Englewood – Growing Homes Open House – April 24th!

Posted: April 18, 2013 in Uncategorized


Growing Home, Inc. Wood Street Urban Farm

Season Kick-off Open House and Farm Stand

5814  S.  Wood St.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 

1pm – 4pm



*An Organic Farm Stand : Affordable and locally grown vegetables ! 

Now accepting Credit, Debit, Link and Senior Coupons

Ask us how to get FREE PRODUCE through our “Double Up” promotion for Link card customers


*Free Farm Tours

Take an up close and personal look at Wood and Honore Street Farms


*Garden Workshops for Children and Adults

Learn about starting seeds, organic pest control or how to grow a garden that will take care of your personal beauty needs!

*Healthy Cooking Demonstrations/Tastings

 Chef Josephine McEntee of Emma’s Kitchen will show us Healthy Soul Food Recipes


*Free Film Screening:  Soul Food Junkies  

Soul Food Junkies won best documentary at the American Black Film Festival. It tells about the rich culinary tradition and its relevance to black cultural identity. Filmmaker and activist Byron Hurt produced the film because he was baffled by his dad’s unwillingness to change his traditional soul food diet in the face of a health crisis.


*Information and Resources

 Learn about our community assets, sign up for programs or to volunteer for a special cause


*Music, Tasty Refreshments, Fellowship and Fun !


*****This event is free and open to all*****

For more information or to reserve your spot at The Soul Food Junkies screening email:outreach@growinghomeinc.org or call 773-434-7144.

We welcome community partners and others who serve our neighbors to distribute flyers and recruit for their services, events and programs. Please contact Outreach Manager, Sonya Harper at sharper@growinghomeinc.org for details.

There will be more opportunities for promotion at future events and each Wednesday at Wood Street Farm Stand.

About Growing Home…

Growing Home provides transitional employment and training to Chicagoans who have multiple barriers to employment, such as, having been previously homeless or incarcerated. Growing Home’s mission is to operate, promote, and demonstrate the use of organic agriculture as a vehicle for job training, employment, and community development.









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