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Our Vision

We envision a world in which every person has the right to food that benefits their health, community, and environment.

Our Mission

To advance our vision, we create pathways that empower communities to develop access to local, sustainably grown food.

We carry out this mission through three core initiatives:

We Grow Food Locally and Sustainably

We empower our community to grow, access, cook, and eat local, culturally relevant food.

We Educate

We facilitate hands-on educational programming that equips participants with the skills and resources to grow food sustainably and work towards leading a healthier life.

We Build Community

Using our farms as community building space, we forge relationships with local residents through shared space, events, and training programs.

Our Values

Community – We come together through an environment welcome and inclusive to all, working together toward a shared mission, and embracing our interconnectedness.

Equity – We work from a foundation of justice, with a focus on anti-oppression, to construct power in a way that addresses systemic and structural inequities that are operating within and between the individual, group, organizational, and institutional levels.

Transparency – We believe in showing what we claim we are by working together in complete confidence, with open and honest communication.

Collaboration – We use nonhierarchical structures to disrupt traditional power dynamics and consider everyone’s insight as unique, meaningful, and necessary.

Regenerative – We center people and planet over profit with sustainability both now and seven generations ahead, adaptability and resilience, and healing in mind.

Sharing – We offer our resources and know how, so we can better show up together.

Nourishment – We expand our collective potential by affirming the spiritual, mental, and physical wellness of nature, community, and individuals.

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