Growing Home

Cider Cream Pie... I'm drooling. (Photo credit: bangbangpie.com)

Great Pie For A Greater Cause: Bang Bang Pie’s Growing Home Fundraiser

On October 12th, find out how good Bang Bang Pie is by attending their second annual Backyard Dinner, a benefit for the amazing Chicago nonprofit Growing Home.

10/07/2014

Growing Home, an urban farm in Englewood. (Growing Home Facebook)

Your Chicago: Growing Home, An Urban Farm

It’s part farm, part job training, part produce stand. CBS 2′s Rob Johnson reports.

07/25/2014

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago Not Actually ‘Murder Capital’ Of, Well, Anything

Thanks to recent headlines, you’d think the FBI rolled out the red carpet and handed Chicago a beautiful, hand-engraved (in cursive!) plaque that reads Murderiest Murder City in Murderland. In reality, the FBI did no such thing. Here’s a closer look at the FBI’s statistics and how they do and do not relate to homicides in Chicago

09/26/2013

Growing Home Wood Street Farm (credit: growinghomeinc.org/Andrew Collings)

Top Chicago Charities

There’s always plenty to do in the city, but sometimes you’ve got to balance what’s important. Are you hitting the gym and playing sports enough? Are you seeing your friends enough? Are you expanding your artistic and culinary horizons? Take a break from yourself and go support those in need through one of these excellent Chicagoland charitable organizations.

12/14/2011