Wood Street Urban Farm

Wood Street Urban Farm Growing Home uses organic urban agriculture as a vehicle for employment training in Chicago.

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Today I had the opportunity to visit Wood Street Urban Farm Growing Home, an organization that provides farm-based training and work-experience to those with employment barriers. I am glad to see an organization impacting the community around them by equipping individuals with the tools needed to enter the job market. We need more organizations like this one, building up our communities and our citizens.

Thanks to everyone for coming down to our Open House on Saturday-- we had a blast!

Thanks to everyone for coming down to our Open House on Saturday-- we had a blast!

Join us every Wednesday from 11am to 3pm at our Wood Street Farm Stand! Visit our farm to buy fresh, affordable, organic...

Join us every Wednesday from 11am to 3pm at our Wood Street Farm Stand! Visit our farm to buy fresh, affordable, organic vegetables and herbs directly from our farmers.

Purchasing produce from Growing Home, Inc. supports a local business and helps our non-profit provide job training to more people.

We accept cash, credit, LINK, SNAP and WIC.

See you there!


5814 S Wood Street
Chicago, IL

General information

Growing Home's Wood Street Urban Farm is where our organic vegetable production and employment training program take place. Our Wood Street Farm Stand is open to the public on Wednesdays from 11pm-4pm. We sell our own fresh organic vegetables, and accept cash, credit, LINK, SNAP, and WIC. For more information on visiting one of these farms or planning a tour of Growing Home please fill out a request form at

Opening Hours

11am - 3pm


(773) 434-7144


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Grateful for a weekend retreat in October with Loras College students from the Breitbach Catholic Thinkers and Leaders program! We focused on learning the realities of food insecurity, homelessness, segregation, and sustainability in Chicago through visits and conversations with our partner agencies: Chicago Coalition For the Homeless, , Wood Street Urban Farm with Growing Home, and . Here are a few reflections from students as we left the weekend and they traveled back to campus to take action on what we learned:

This land is not my land.
This money is not my money.
This body is not my body.
This life is not my life.
For we originate from our God.
We are all one in the one who formed us,
Sculpted us, breathed life into us.
It is all the same blood which runs through our veins,
And the beat, the drumming, pounding beat
Of our heart beats in unison.
And so, I must not only warm my hands
By my flame, but I must recognize this fire intends to warm
All of us.
You and me and her and him. Dirty, rich, gay, straight, black, white.
This fire is not mine alone.
-Isabelle Werner, sophomore

“My time at the Darst Center gave me a much simpler outlook on life, and that is to love. We hear the greatest commandment so much, and I kept thinking about how could we possibly live that out in a world of privilege and oppression. The topics we’ve discussed this weekend are heavy, and I’ve recognized I can’t fix everything, but if I love those I encounter, it may be the first step for bringing peace and justice to light. Love over fear.” –Jacob Till, sophomore

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