Address: 3333 S. Iron Street, Chicago IL 60608
About Us / Growing Power Iron Street Urban Farm History: Growing Power is a national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people in all communities. Growing Power implements this mission by providing hands-on training, on-the-ground demonstration, outreach and technical assistance through the development of Community Food Systems that help people grow, process, market and distribute food in a sustainable manner. Iron Street Urban Farm is located in Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood. The vision for the urban farm is to "grow" healthy soil and energy, using closed loop ecological practices in order to produce local, healthy, and sustainable food year-round for Chicago. The seven-acre site will included:10 hoop-houses to grow fresh produce year-round;aquaponics systems, which will produce healthy Tilapia and Yellow Perch;vermicomposting;small ruminant husbandry, including chickens, ducks, and rabbits;urban apiary with six bee hives;urban orchard and vine fruit production;green roof production and research; andthe training an employment of over 40 youth.the vision for the site is that it will also include an anaerobic digester to not only create nutrient-rich compost, but renewable energy as well.