Growing Local Farmers

Growing_PowerReprint of story: Chicago Takes Huge Step Towards Retraining for the 21st Century

CHICAGO–(ENEWSPF)–November 22, 2013.  Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a $300,000 grant to Growing Power’s Farmers For Chicago Program. One of the first programs of its kind in the nation, the Farmers For Chicago Program will provide local non-profits the funding and resources to install the necessary agriculture equipment and train up to 50 local-residents in urban farming skills. The produce grown from Farmers For Chicago farms are then sold at grocery stores and farmers markets throughout the city.

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