Since 2004 we’ve been connecting the dots in the City of Chicago and beyond to help leverage what we know and who we know to create new and innovative approaches to making healthy food more accessible to more people in the City of Chicago. The following are a handful of projects and programs we’ve had a hand in through our work with various partners.
- 2004-2009 The Growing Connection – we developed an open source online education platform that was designed to teach 10-15 year old kids around the world how to grow food.
- 2005 – We helped coordinate the launch of The Growing Connection in Chicago at WIRED NextFest at Navy Pier.
- 2006 – We helped coordinate the launch of The Growing Connection in New York at t WIRED NextFest at the Javits Center.
- 2007 – We helped coordinate the planting of the Growing Connection Gardens at the Googleplex.
- 2010 – We created Education, Agriculture and Technology as a pilot project with City Colleges of Chicago.
- 2011 – We launched E.A.T. at the DMB Caravan in Chicago that showcased our partnership with City Colleges of Chicago
- 2012 – We partnered with NeighborSpace and the Advocates for Urban Agriculture on the Chicago Urban Agriculture Mapping Project to map the community gardens, school gardens and urban farms in the City of Chicago.
- 2013 – We partnered with Growing Power on a number of strategic initiatives for both their headquarters in Milwaukee as well as with their headquarters in Chicago at Iron Street Farm.
- 2014 – We worked with the Mayor’s Office, JC DeCeaux, Streetwise and Irv & Shelly’s Fresh Picks on the creation of e.a.t. spots a social enterprise converting vacant news stands in Chicago’s Central Business District into healthy food micro retail outlets.