Transforming the Hood for G.O.O.D.
(Growing Our Own Destiny)
to Fork is a
way of life
Our mission is to transform the hood for G.O.O.D. using urban agriculture as a tool for community engagement, empowerment and employment.
With a single seed, not much bigger than the period at the end of this sentence, we hope to rebuild and restore South Oak Park to a healthier place where all families have equitable access to the resources they need to thrive.
Starting with a few plants in the backyard, our vision has grown to showing communities the answers contained in the soil.
Farm Stand, Internship, Project GOOD
Education, Youth Maker Space, Project GOOD
Soil Sisters, Fruit Gleaning, Garden Builds
Calendar of Events
Urban Roots Garden Builds helps people grow food and eat healthy. We install no-cost gardens to increase access to healthy food, increase physical activity, and encourage healthy eating. Click here to find out more about our program.
Learn while you work!
We are very excited about the next garden build installation and we'd love for you to join us. Participants will have an opportunity to learn how to install a garden, install drip irrigation, transplant seedlings, and make a positive impact in our community.
EXACT ADDRESS OF THE BUILD WILL BE LISTED ON YOUR ORDER CONFIRMATION.
Please bring: Water bottle and dress for outdoor work (sturdy shoes and long pants reccommended) and gloves if you have them. We will provide tools, snacks, water, and instruction.
Let's empower another family in our community to put more fruits and veggies on the table!
Questions? Contact our Founder, Judith Yisrael at Judith@yisraelfamilyfarm.net or call 1-888-487-9494 ext 778
As we enjoy the summer heat and the bounty of summer vegetables and fruits, its also time to start preparing for your fall garden!
Join Chanowk as he shows you what to plant and grow now in your edible garden in preparation for fall! This class will focus on fall planting, especially the most popular fall staples -- cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, beets, lettuce, winter squash and onion -- and what garden tasks you can do now.
Summertime brings the heat! Chili pepper heat, that is. Join us for an afternoon of harnessing the power of the pepper in a process called lacto-fermentation, and go home with your very own hot sauce starter. In this class, you will learn all about the health benefits of fermented foods! We will also provide a simple and safe step-by-step instruction so you can brew up your own probiotic goodies at home!
In addition to a hot sauce starter, you will walk away with several hot sauce recipes and a troubleshooting guide for caring for your hot sauce brew at home.
Our class instructor is Kaitlin Oki, farmer at the Cloverleaf Farm and caretaker of the Yisrael Family Urban Food Forest. Since graduating from UC Davis with a Bachelors of Science in Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems, she has practiced small-scale organic fruit farming and food preservation at the Cloverleaf Farm. Kaitlin believes empowering people with the knowledge to grow, preserve and cook their own food is essential to reclaiming food sovereignty and transforming the ways in which we nourish ourselves, each other and our communities.