Here are projects GROW is currently working on or has plans to work on.
|Project Category||Description and Goals for 2014|
|Adult Job Skills & Experience||Includes incubating entrepreneurial opportunities. 2014 goals to be determined.|
|Annual Fall Harvest Celebration||Provide a fall harvest celebration event in Oct. 2014.|
|Business Beautify & Landscape||Implement a volunteer program to help maintain existing business street planters. Add planters at the Bessie Coleman Library.|
|Community Gardens Network||Help locate resources to sustain the existing community gardens (currently fourteen). At end of year, report on 2014 GROW impact. Promote community gardener participation in GROW projects.|
|Gardening Workshops||Provide three or more gardening workshops in 2014.|
|GROW-A-Lot||Assist three or more new vacant lot project initiatives in 2014.|
|Healthy Eating||2014 goals to be determined. Healthy eating for youths will be integrated with School & Youth projects.|
|Monthly Meetings||Conduct a GROW monthly meeting every month except Dec. in 2014.|
|Outdoor Art||2014 goals to be determined.|
|Plant and Seed Swaps||Hold one or more spring and fall plant swap event in Woodlawn.|
|Residential – Beautify & Landscape||Assist three or more block clubs in their effort to green and beautify their parkways, etc. More info…|
|Schools & Youth||Support implementation of school and youth programs involving growing food, and Woodlawn greening and beautification.
Locations to be determined. Possibilities include: Hyde Park Academy, Woodlawn Community School, Emmet Till School, AG High School/Woodlawn partnership.
|Share Resources||Share volunteer and other resources. This is what GROW does! We will keep a list of workdays, locations and projects where we helped to match resources with needs. Includes implementing a Community Service Volunteer Exchange in 2014. More info…|
|Shop together, group discounts||In 2014, hold a Vegetable Garden Starter Plant Group Buy. Investigate other opportunities to obtain discounts at local businesses.|
|Woodlawn Virtual Conservatory||This project will help to provide for a great diversity of annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees in Woodlawn. 2014 goals to be determined.|
|Yard Gardener Network||Provide resources to yard gardeners. Promote yard gardener involvement in GROW monthly meetings, Gardening Workshops and block gardening activities.|