Growing Power - Chicago

Growing Power is a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, safe and affordable food for people in all communities. We implement this mission by providing hands-on training, on-the-ground demonstration, outreach and technical assistance through the development of Community Food Systems that help people grow, process, market and distribute food sustainably.
Feb 3, 2011

Rahm Emanuel hosts press conference at Iron Street

Erika Allen introducing Rahm Emanuel
Erika Allen introducing Rahm Emanuel

Yesterday, candidate for Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel, decided to hold a press conference at Iron Street Urban Farm as an opportunity to discuss his strategy about solving the City's growing problem with "food deserts."

Iron Street Urban Farm was highlighted as one of the innovative ways to improve fresh food access to the over 600,000 Chicago residents that lack it.

Read more details here:

http://www.chicagoforrahm.com/blog/rahms-plan-to-expand-food-access

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Nov 24, 2010

1st hoop greenhouse built at Iron Street!

Finally! Our first hoop green house has been built at Iron Street Urban Farm!

Our youth and staff spent over 6 hours over two days constructing this hoop house that will be able to grow spinach and other winter green in even the coldest of months.  Check out the pictures of all their hard work!

Keep on speading the word about Iron Street Urban Farm. With your help we will be able to build even more growing systems to provide fresh and healthy produce to Chicago communities that need it most...all year round!

Nov 8, 2010

Over 40 compost bins built at Iron Street!

Mural!
Mural!

The youth at our Iron Street Urban Farm have built over 40 vermicomposting bins over the past month! Soon Growing Power will be able to increase the amount of food waste it is able to pick up from local businesses to create even more healthy soil for our growing beds as well as other urban agriculture projects in the Chicago area. Take a look at the pictures of our youth at work!

Also take a look at the progress of the Iron Street mural, beautifully designed and painted by our youth.

Now that the weather is getting colder, teens from our After School Matters program will be heading to Iron Street Urban Farm offices this week to learn about the importance of pollinators and build bee hives! Pictures and fresh honey to come!

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Now every dollar donated will go twice as far in building one of the largest urban farms in Chicago!

Growing Power has just received a challenge grant from a private donor.

Every gift we receive (of up to $5000) will be matched!!!!! So please help by securing a tax deductible donation and spreading the word!

 

Thanks again for all your support. We wouldn't be able to accomplish what we do without it.

Mural!
Mural!
vermicomposting bins
vermicomposting bins

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