Angelic Organics Learning Center
Angelic Organics Learning Center helps urban and rural people build local food systems. We offer opportunities to learn agricultural and leadership skills, grow healthy food and a better quality of life, and connect with farmers and the land. We reach more than 5,000 people each year through our educational programs and urban growing sites in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.
In addition to these great partnerships, RHA offers unique resident engagements to assist in building the job skills necessary to find employment in STEM-related fields.
Roots and Wings program at Blackhawk Courts Complex
Blackhawk Courts are home to an Urban Farm located at 338 15th Ave, Rockford, IL 60608. Youth are the leaders of Roots & Wings, with older youth teaching younger kids about farming and food. Youth Leaders market their produce through the summer. They learn job skills, attain public speaking experience, and earn money. Youth also work together on community-wide projects. Experienced youth leaders attend national and regional youth leadership and urban agriculture events, such as the Rooted in Community conference.