The highlight of our Summer Thursday Farmers Market with Wright College is the Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship Lecture Series sponsored with the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences.
Today we were honored to welcome Orrin Williams. Recognized by Chicago Magazine with its coveted Green Award, Orrin is the New Projects Director for Growing Home, a not for profit that used organic farming to provide job training for hard to employ individuals.
In 2002, Growing Home harvested its first crop of vegetables from a ten-acre organic farm in LaSalle County and now also operates an organic garden in Back of the Yards and a year-round urban organic farm on Wood Street. Products are available at Green City Market in Lincoln Park, at a seasonal Wood Street farm stand, through a home delivery program, and at the Englewood Farmers Market.