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Growing Home Project

March 17, 2018 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Growing Home - Wood Street Farm

5814 S. Wood Street
Chicago, IL 60636

Contact :

Dan Alberti
(330) 696-3519
Growing Home is a farm-based training for people with employment barriers. They provide on-the-job experience and job-readiness training at their farms, plus the support to conquer issues like criminal records, medical needs, child-care, and housing,

Chicago 1st will be assisting with their farming operations before planting begins.

Possible projects (exact projects to be determined by number of volunteers and weather).

-Fence weaving, beautifying a fence around currently vacant lot
-Painting signs with Growing Home values to be placed around the farm
-Building raised beds to be put on vacant lot
-Building benches for learning garden area

What To Wear :

Dress for weather, clothes that can get dirty, boots

What To Bring :

We will provide gloves, but you may want to bring your own

Inclement Weather Plan :

We have some projects planned in case of inclement weather.