Help Build Iron Street Farm on Chicago's Southside

Nov 8, 2010

Over 40 compost bins built at Iron Street!


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!


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.

vermicomposting bins
vermicomposting bins

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Erika Allen

Chicago, IL United States

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Map of Help Build Iron Street Farm on Chicago's Southside