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.
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If such a background check is required, it will be completed and used in accordance with applicable law. The Mission Continues does not automatically disqualify persons from Platoons based on criminal convictions. We want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to move forward in their lives through service, at the same time that we seek to protect the communities we serve together.