Help Build Iron Street Farm on Chicago's Southside

 
$10,960
$24,040
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Remaining
Feb 14, 2011

Bees Bees Bees

Even during one of the coldest weeks this winter, Growing Power is still hard at work ensuring that Iron Street Urban Farm is up and ready to go for the upcoming season. Check out the pictures below of our youth hard at work building bee hives for the farm.  So far, we have 6 hives completed. Each hive will start with 200 bees and then increase to over 60,000 bees each once summer comes! That's a total of 360,000 bees producing hundreds of pounds of honey! 

 

Tell your friends, coworkers, and family about Iron Street Urban Farm. Help us keep this momentum up! We especially need your support now to ensure that Iron Street Urban Farm has the infrastructure set to grow as much fresh food as we possibly can this spring and summer! Consider making a reoccurring monthly contribution, even $10 a month will get us that much closer to our goal.  And once again, thank you for all that you've done.

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!

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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.

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vermicomposting bins
vermicomposting bins
Oct 5, 2010

Donate $25 and win a $100 gift certificate!

Donate at least $25 before October 7, 2010 and be entered to win a $100 gift certificate to Uncommon Ground.

If you are unfamiliar, Uncommon Ground is a delicious local restuarnt in Chicago that is dedicated to serving local, organic and seasonal meals... including produce grown by Growing Power!

Gift certificate is redeemable at both their Wrigleyville and Edgewater locations! www.uncommonground.com/

So if you haven't donated yet, do it already!

Help us reach the $4,000 threshold over the next 3 days. We need your help more than ever!

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Erika Allen

Chicago, IL United States

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