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Cook County Food Summit 2020 has ended
THANK YOU for registering for the 2020 Virtual Cook County Food Summit!
For a list of all sessions with Closed Captioning in Spanish, click here.

**Did you know that special Produce(n)Protest boxes are available in connection to Chef Emm’s cooking class on Friday? Pick up a box at Urban Growers Collective’s South Chicago Farmstand this Saturday, 10/17, for $35! Order your box here.

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¡GRACIAS por registrarte en la Cumbre Alimentaria del condado de Cook 2020!
Para obtener una lista de sesiones con subtítulos en español, haga clic aquí.

** ¿Sabías que las cajas especiales de Produce(n)Protest están disponibles en conexión con la clase de cocina del Chef Emm el viernes? ¡Recoja una caja en el puesto agrícola de Urban Growers Collective en el sur de Chicago este sábado 17 de octubre por $35! Ordene su caja aquí.
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Marlene Ceja

Growing Home Inc.
Director of Individual Giving
Chicago, Illinois



MISSION AND VISIONWe have a vision of a world of healthy people and communities. Everyone deserves to have a good job, and everyone deserves to eat well.That’s why we’ve been helping people find meaningful careers through skills learned while farming since 2002. Growing Home is Chicago’s leading expert in farm-based training for people with employment barriers. By providing 25 hours per week of paid on-the-job experience and job-readiness training at our farms, plus the support to conquer issues like criminal records, medical needs, child-care, and housing, we have changed the lives of hundreds of workers, and thousands of their family members.
We start people on the path to self-sufficiency. When people have jobs, they have economic stability in their lives; this stability allows for healthy people and families. But we don’t stop there: we use our unique model to impact neighborhoods with the greatest need. That’s why our farms are located in Englewood, a community on the South side of Chicago that has been under-served for decades and has extremely high rates of unemployment and poverty, hundreds of acres of vacant lots, and a distinct lack of healthy food choices.When communities have access to healthy food options, the overall well-being and health of the residents improves. With economic resources and physical health, neighbors are more able to participate in the rejuvenation of their community.
To help people find meaningful, sustaining careers, we train them in job skills, give them real work experience, and support them while they begin their careers by helping with job placement and life-planning. We not only provide the support people need to succeed, but also the space to define what success means to them. To transform our community, we offer our produce to our neighbors at significantly reduced prices, advocate for the issues impacting Englewood, and open up our space for trainings, workshops, and more.  For more info, please visit:  www.growinghomeinc.org
Wednesday, October 14
 

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Thursday, October 15
 

10:00am CDT

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Friday, October 16
 

9:30am CDT

10:00am CDT

11:00am CDT

1:30pm CDT

2:30pm CDT

 


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