loader image
 
 

VOLUNTEER WITH US!

Ready to get your hands in the soil? Come volunteer at one of our farms on a Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday between 9 am and noon! As a volunteer, you’ll prepare garden beds, plant seeds and seedlings, harvest crops, and assist with a variety of other tasks.

We Are Hiring!

Interested in joining our amazing team? Click the link below to learn more about our open Programs Manager positon.

We are accepting applications until October 14th.

OUR MISSION

We work in collaboration with communities to develop access to local, sustainably grown food.

We carry out our mission through three core pillars:

 

 

 

EDUCATION

We facilitate on-site educational programming for individuals and groups interested in sustainable urban agriculture and local food systems.

Fill out this form to sign up for updates and information. 

SUSTAINABLE

FARMING

In partnership with community organizations, we operate sustainable urban farms on Chicago’s south side, using organic practices to grow culturally relevant fruits and vegetables with and for our community.

Over the last four years, we have produced over 40,000 pounds of produce, with 50% going to local food pantries and the other 50% sold to Chicagoans through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and weekly farm stand. Interested in learning more about our CSA program? Click here

COMMUNITY
Building

Each farm that we operate builds community through shared gathering space, community events, and good food! 

EDUCATION

We facilitate on-site educational programming for individuals and groups interested in sustainable urban agriculture and local food systems.

Fill out this form to sign up for updates and information. 

SUSTAINABLE

FARMING

In partnership with community organizations, we operate sustainable urban farms on Chicago’s south side, using organic practices to grow culturally relevant fruits and vegetables with and for our community.

Over the last four years, we have produced over 40,000 pounds of produce, with 50% going to local food pantries and the other 50% sold to Chicagoans through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and weekly farm stand. Interested in learning more about our CSA program? Click here

COMMUNITY
BUILDING

Each farm that we operate builds community through shared gathering space, community events, and good food!

OUR STORY

Just Roots began in the Fall of 2017, when the co-founders began to work together with their community to expand access to sustainably grown food. In 2020, during the height of the pandemic, we partnered with Saint James Catholic Church & Food Pantry to convert a vacant lot into the Saint James Community Farm, a 1/2 acre fruit and vegetable farm located on Chicago’s south side.

In 2021, we partnered with Grace United Church of Christ and Good Vibes to establish It Takes A Village Community Farm, a 3 acre farm located in Sauk Village, IL.