Over the last few years I’ve been fortunate to work with Growing Home, a wonderful social enterprise based in Chicago and Marseilles, IL.
My work with Growing Home has been a mixture of portraits, documentary and event photography, and even some mouth-watering photography of their growing gardens’ produce!
The text below in excerpted from their website, www.growinghomeinc.org
Growing Home provides job training for homeless and low-income individuals in Chicago through a social enterprise business based on organic agriculture. 100% of the proceeds Growing Home makes from sales of organic produce are used to improve their training program and pay for upkeep of their farm sites.
From their founder, Les Brown:
“Homeless people are often without roots. They’re not tied down, not connected, not part of their family anymore. Our organic farming program is a way for them to connect with nature
- to plant and nurture roots over a period of time.”