It was a blustery but exciting day at Growing Home last week. Senator Durbin attended the groundbreaking of Growing Home’s 2nd Englewood urban farm and the first one since the Chicago City Council passed it’s “urban ag ordinance,” which makes the process of creating urban farms such as these easier. Many press members attended the event, including WBEZ’s Natalie Moore who filed this report.
The event was also a joyous occasion for the graduates and staff of Growing Home’s transitional jobs program. Later Senator Durbin got a tour of the Wood Street farm from Rebekah Silverman, Growing Home’s Associate Director.