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Roots & Wings

Angelic Organics Learning Center coordinates Roots & Wings in Rockford, IL. This network of community-based organizations is committed to community and youth development through urban agriculture. The main growing location is located in Blackhawk Courts, a property owned by Rockford Housing Authority. 

Roots & Wings grows vegetables using organic and sustainable techniques, while also motivating, educating, and inspiring youth and adults to be leaders and role models in their communities. Youth are the leaders of Roots & Wings, with older youth teaching younger kids about farming and food. Youth Leaders sell their produce through the summer, namely through our Roots & Wings CSA, markets, and direct sale to local restaurants and businesses. Youth learn job skills, attain public speaking experience, and earn money. Experienced youth leaders attend national and regional youth leadership and urban agriculture events, such as the Rooted in Community conference.

Roots & Wings Locations

MAIN OFFICE (330 15th Ave. Rockford, IL 61104)
BLACKHAWK COURTS FARM & GARDEN (338 15th Ave. Rockford, IL 61104)
 
YOUTH FARM at TINKER SWISS COTTAGE (411 Kent St. Rockford, IL 60608)

 
    The Youth Leaders Program
    Roots & Wings CSA and Farm Stand
    Job Readiness Training
    History of Roots & Wings