Get Inspired
Growing Power
Day 46: Growing together. Community run food systems make our city healthy and connected. Today, we're inviting your family to think about how food fuels you. Watch this video about Growing Power, a Chicago based organization dedicated to creating healthy food systems and equipping the next generation of urban farmers.

We can all work together to make healthy food more accessible, affordable and local. Many of Chicago's neighborhoods are food deserts, lacking access to fresh healthy food. Community organizations help to fill the gap in accessibility, raise awareness for food justice, and create neighborhood connections to food systems.
Let's Talk
After watching the video about Growing Power, use the questions below to kick-start a great conversation with your family:

  • What did you find interesting about urban farming?

  • Why is it important to support local farmers? Where can you buy local produce near you?

  • What food makes you feel good?

  • Bonus! Make a meal with fresh produce!

Do Something
Grow Your Windowsill Garden
Grow food at home! Next time you're out shopping, pick up some seeds to start a garden at home. Basil, cilantro, chives and more! Start out with an herb garden to spruce up your family meals.

Check out this video on how to upcycle eight different objects around your house into planters you can use at home! Set your upcycled garden on a windowsill or in an outdoor space that you can check frequently. In a few months, you can cook with what you grow!

Take a picture of your upcycled garden and tag us at #honeycombathome and @honeycombproject
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Community Connection
Market Box
Support local farms and families. Experimental Station is working with Star Farm Chicago to provide locally sourced produce, eggs, and bread to neighbors on the South Side. These organizations are supporting SNAP and LINK recipients who are unable to use their benefits through online purchasing.

Through the Market Box program, you can receive food and support local agriculture in multiple ways. Join the Star Farm Chicago CSA to receive a Market Box, buy a box for a community member, or request one for free if you are in need of assistance. Follow this link to learn more about how you can support Chicago urban farming.
Hive Reminder
Check out how you can make beautiful sidewalk art to brighten your neighborhood with We All Live Here! Tune in every Wednesday for more fun DIY art projects to connect your community.
Funders & Supporters
The Honeycomb Project engages, mobilizes and inspires kids and their families to build strong and vibrant communities for all Chicagoans. Since 2011, more than 25,000 volunteers have participated in Honeycomb programs benefitting 40+ local organizations.