Though it takes longer, watching vegetables gradually expand before consuming them is far more satisfying than doing the same to a marshmallow in the microwave. Marvel at the power of nature with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $14 for an Iron Street Farm tour for two with seeds (a $28 value)
- $28 for an Iron Street Farm tour for four with seeds (a $56 value)
Converted from an abandoned industrial site to an urban arcadia, Iron Street Farm’s 7 acres in Bridgeport host tours all year round on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Will Allen has worn many hats in his lifetime. The son of a sharecropper, he founded his urban farming foundation Growing Power in 1993 after a brief career in professional basketball, going on to earn a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and a spot on Time magazine's Top 100 of 2010 list. From Milwaukee to Chicago, his city farms thrive, tended by a volunteer team of all ages who gain the all-too-uncommon satisfaction of knowing the "who, when, where, and how" of their vegetables’ origins. Besides providing the seeds, tools, and educational resources to green the thumbs of any willing student, the farms also foster community bonds by filling the pantries of select local restaurants and locavore squirrels.
“Very informative; the Chicago School for Agricultural Sciences would be an intelligent partner for this organization's work; great for kids.”
“The tour guide was very knowledgeable and pleasant and genuinely excited to be involved with Growing Power and the Iron Street Farm”
“Very good informative tour.”
3333 S IRON ST
CHICAGO, Illinois 60608