Call it trend or whatever you want, but the concept of growing food in an urban setting is pretty cool. Whether it’s raising fish or growing vegetables indoors, urban food production is here to stay in Chicago.
In late December, I had the privilege to visit the The Learning Center, a non-profit providing free adult education in the North Lawndale and Little Village neighborhoods.
Through a partnership with Malcolm X College, they help students improve reading, writing and math skills while also preparing some for the GED test. The Learning Center also offers employment assistance, and financial and education counseling.
Just from one conversation with Marilu, the director of The Learning Center, you can see the passion and dedication that people like her and countless others in Chicago put forth to help ones in need. It is truly inspirational.