I Grow Chicago aims to create an environment to connect and belong in order to foster wellness, justice, and dignity for all. Through sustainable farming and educational programs in nutrition, movement yoga and the arts, we foster creativity, wellness and empowerment for individuals in the community as a whole. I Grow Chicago is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed for exclusively charitable and educational purposes.
We envision a world where everyone can grow into their unlimited potential.
Peace and justice are inseparable — without one, we cannot have the other
Everyone has the right to live and prosper in their own environment, unconditionally
Accept everyone where they are in this moment in time without judgment
Courage is the unbreakable piece inside us all that unleashes love, fosters hope, and makes life possible
Each day is an opportunity for growth and PEACE.
Whatever happens to any one of us—human, animal, plant or ecosystem—happens to all of us. We are all in this together, and together we can use our unique interests and skills to help others improve their lives, their families and their community. We believe in combining the enduring benefits of yoga, sustainable gardening, and creative/artistic expression in a holistic approach that helps:
- Relieve stress
- Improve physical health
- Build self-esteem
- Increase focus and determination
- Manage and heal difficult emotions
- Learn new job skills
- Connect with others in a positive environment
- Teach how care for the self, community, and environment are inter-related
Our events offer an alternative space that is educational, fun, non-judgemental and above all—inspiring.