Urban Growers Collective Information
9001 S Mackinaw Ave, Chicago, IL 60617
Rooted in growing food, we cultivate nourishing environments that promote health, economic development, healing, & creativity through urban agriculture.
Urban Growers Collective is a Black- and women-led non-profit farm in Chicago, Illinois, working to build a more just and equitable local food system. We aim to address the inequities and structural racism that exist in the food system and in communities of color. Rooted in growing food, our mission is to cultivate nourishing environments that support health, economic development, healing, and creativity through urban agriculture.
Urban Growers Collective provides hands-on job training and creates economic opportunities for youth, and beginner BIPOC farmers. Our aim is to provide jobs while working to mitigate food insecurity and limited access to affordable, culturally-affirming, and nutritionally-dense food.
Our team cultivates eight urban farms on 11 acres of land, predominantly located on Chicago’s South Side. These farms are production-oriented but also offer opportunities for staff-led education, training, and leadership development. Our produce is available at farmers’ markets, in our Collective Supported Agriculture program, and via our Fresh Moves Mobile Market buses.
Site opens later this fall.
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