In the News

Urban Growers Collective

“Amid COVID-19, Urban Growers Collective distributes nearly one million pounds of produce” by Adam M. Rhodes for Chicago Reader on October 2, 2020.

“Pritzker unveils urban farm, renewable energy site coming to Chicago” by Kay Shipman for FarmWeek on August 7, 2020.

“Every single restaurant featured in the Chicago episode of ‘Somebody Feed Phil'” by Morgan Olsen for Timeout Chicago on June 12, 2020.

“An urban farm to bring green energy, jobs to South Side” by Manny Ramos for the Chicago Tribune on August 7, 2020.

“In the U.S., Black-run urban farms fight food inequality” by Thin Lei Win for the Thomson Reuters Foundation on July 28, 2020.

“Urban farm feeds Chicago’s most vulnerable during COVID-19 pandemic” by Zach Ben-Amots for ABC7 on June 17, 2020.

“Urban Farmers on Chicago’s South Side Feed Communities During Health Crisis” by Evan Garcia for WTTW on April 16, 2020.

“Activists and farmers tackle food deserts on Chicago’s South Side — ‘Food is a tool of resistance’” by Adam Lukach, Darcel Rockett, Phil Vettel, Natalie Wade and Cheryl V. Jackson for the Chicago Tribune on June 28, 2019.

“Promoting Social Justice, Economic Development Via Urban Farming” on WBEZ’s Morning Shift on May 28, 2019.

“Interview with Erika Allen of Urban Growers Collective” by Sam Koentopp and Marla Guggenheimer of Big Green Chicago on February 12, 2019.

“Urban farmers forced off land find new ground to grow” by Louisa Chu for the Chicago Tribune on July 17, 2018.

Fresh Moves Mobile Market

“This Chicago Farmers Market is on Wheels” from Great Big Story on June 26, 2019.

“Mobile Markets bring fresh produce to underserved Chicago areas” by Amy Rutledge on WGN-9 on November 8, 2018.

South Side farms sell produce to thousands using CTA buses as mobile markets” by Sara Freund, Curbed Chicago on September 6, 2018.

“Urban Farming Program Marks 10,000 Customers Served” by Alex Ruppenthal for WTTW News on August 22, 2018.

Adult Job Training Programs

“50 City-Owned Vacant Lots On South And West Sides Getting Makeovers As Part Of Job Training Push” by Hannah Boufford for Block Club Chicago on July 2, 2019.

“New Program To Beautify The City’s Vacant Lots, While Helping Men At Risk Of Gun Violence” by Craig Dellimore, WBBM News Radio on July 3, 2019.

Youth Job Training Programs

“In The Middle Of Chicago, An Emerging Curriculum Blooms In A Hidden City Garden” by Catherine Henderson of the Chicago Block Club on July 12, 2019.