Grow Greater Englewood (GGE) was founded in 2013 to accomplish the following:
Help the community grow its own food businesses and entrepreneurs as well as strengthen current food related enterprises.
Link residents to educational and social opportunities related to food, gardening, nutrition and wellness.
Inspire and direct people towards careers, entrepreneurship training and any other opportunities related to creating their own healthy local food system and economy.
Completed the Englewood Community Farms Prospectus and Business Plan
Partner with City of Chicago other non-profits and socially responsible corporations
Grow Greater Englewood Vision & Purpose
Advocate, outreach and education
HUB for education -teaching about food and education about the new food system and nutrition
GGE as an incubator -providing capital support and strategic vision and technical assistance to new groups looking to do work in Englewood (or potentially other neighborhoods as well)
Economics in the community related to the food system:
distribution, infrastructure, packaging, waste. (Informing groups about opportunities and bringing in experts to share best practices)