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Blackhawk Courts Farm and Garden

Address: 
338 15th Ave
Rockford, IL 60608
Partner: 
Rockford Housing Authority (RHA) and Blackhawk Buddy House of Zion Outreach
AOLC Initative: 
Rockford Urban Initiative (Roots & Wings)

 

The Blackhawk Courts Farm and Garden is a project built from the dreams, ideas and hard work of Blackhawk Courts residents. Blackhawk Courts Farm grows mixed vegetables, herbs and fruits for sale to members of the community. The Farm sits on a footprint of about a half-acre.

The produce in Blackhawk Courts Garden is available for community members to harvest for their own use. Adults participate in cooking and nutrition classes, complete their community service hours, and bring their children to community events and field trips. Blackhawk children become Youth Farmers. They learn and eat from the farm, and help plant, tend and harvest. Older youth can apply to our Youth Leaders program.

Blackhawk Courts Farm and Garden is a collaboration between residents of Blackhawk Courts, Angelic Organics Learning Center, Blackhawk Buddy House (a program of Zion Outreach), and the Rockford Housing Authority.The farm site is located off of 15th Avenue between Seminary and Kishwaukee in Rockford.