Cultivate Hope

Help us cultivate hope this Spring!

Make a tax-deductible donation today to support food access, educational programming, and community building on Chicago’s south side.

OUR MISSION

Just Roots empowers communities to develop access to local, sustainably grown food. 
WE CARRY OUT OUR MISSION THROUGH:

EDUCATION

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

We are not offering any classes this year due to COVID-19. Be on the lookout next year for information about our 2021 classes.

Fill out this form to sign up for information about Just Roots program and volunteer opportunities

SUSTAINABLE
FARMING

We operate a 1/4 acre farm on Chicago’s south side and use organic practices to grow culturally relevant fruits and vegetables for the local community. In 2019, we produced over 10,000 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.

We are not offering any classes this year due to COVID-19. Be on the lookout next year for information about our 2021 classes.

Fill out this form to sign up for information about Just Roots program and volunteer opportunities

SUSTAINABLE

FARMING

We operate a 1/4 acre farm on Chicago’s south side and use organic practices to grow culturally relevant fruits and vegetables for the local community. In 2019, we produced over 10,000 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 Chicago began its journey in the Fall of 2017, when the co-founders began to think critically about ways they could work together to empower communities to develop access to local, sustainably grown food. After four years of operation, Just Roots has worked with the community to grow over 30,000 lbs of culturally relevant produce and provide educational programming to over 1,000 student and adult learners at their Legends South Fam in Bronzeville (45th and Federal).

In 2020, Just Roots partnered with Saint James Church & Food Pantry to build out a new community farm at 29th and Wabash.

OUR TEAM

Project MANAGeMENT & Landscape Design

FARM OPERATIONS

PROGRAMS DIRECTOR

Board of Directors

Sean Ruane

 

 

Eileen Paliakas

William Riley

Tamara Reed Tran

Rob Jackson

Rene Vuillaume

Alison Orbin

Esmirna Garcia

BEVERLY PRICE

OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Community Sponsor - See It Differently
Community Sponsor - Lewis University
Community Sponsor - DePaul University
Community Sponsor - De La Salle High School
Community Sponsor - Saint James Catholic Church
Community Sponsor San Miguel School