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EPC Presents Virtual Lecture: Urban Farming and Food Justice in Chicago

Janelle St. John, Growing Home Inc.

When: Thursday, February 4, 2021
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM CT

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public

Contact: Princess Rosado   (847) 491-5417

Group: Environmental Policy and Culture

Category: Lectures & Meetings


Join the Environmental Policy and Culture program as we host Janelle St. John, Executive Director of Growing Home Inc. an urban organic farm on Chicago's southside  that has been helping people find meaningful careers through skills learned while farming since 2002. Growing Home is Chicago’s leading expert in farm-based training for people with employment barriers. By providing 25 hours per week of paid on-the-job experience and job-readiness training at our farms, plus the support to conquer issues like criminal records, medical needs, child-care, and housing, we have changed the lives of hundreds of workers, and thousands of their family members.

On Thursday, February 4th, Ms. St. John will be speaking on Urban Farming and Food Justice in Chicago.

Please join us if you're able.  To register and receive a Zoom link for the event, please use the registration link below.

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