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
If you want to turnip your garden skills, come learn by doing! Join us weekly for free farm training. Come when you want, leave when you want. Learn whatever tasks are happening day of!
All work will take place outdoors. Please dress appropriately (comfortable shoes and clothing that you don't mind getting dirty). Bring water bottles if needed.
June 21st is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. We refer to it as the summer solstice. In many cultures, this time of year is a celebration of nature, reflection, change and abundance as the Earth (feminine energy) responds to the Sun's (masculine energy) attention with an abundant harvest and beautiful blooming flowers.
We want to share our Summer Soul-stice with you on the farm.
We've partnered with Jigger + Gill who will source hyper local ingredients for a plant based cuisine* that will tap dance on your taste buds and entertainment to get your SOUL moving. Join us to celebrate life under the stars and enjoy ourselves in the company of friends, family and neighbors!
A portion of the proceeds will support Project GOOD, a youth leadership program that mentors youth to grow themselves, grow community and grow food.
Note: Menu is based on availability of local producers and is subject to change.
Community supported admission is availble. To apply please visit: https://forms.gle/wsf1kb4ZXoE4DdkA9
Let’s fire up the pizza oven and make some garden art! We will be making new signs for the garden, painting a mural, and using natural materials to build garden crafts. Bring your creative juices and favorite vegetarian pizza topping to add to a garden-grown pizza.
This is a family-friendly event. Please bring a water bottle and proper sun protection, such as sunscreen, hats and/or sunglasses.
We're very excited to share space with you all, meet new faces and build community! #transformingthehoodforgood
*This is an outdoor event. Please wear comfortable shoes & clothing.
Love offering $5. No one turned away for lack of funds.
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