At Growing Roots, we believe that all individuals deserve the opportunity to live a satisfying, fulfilling life and that in the appropriate environment, with the appropriate support, all individuals are capable of making a meaningful contribution to their community.


At Growing Roots, those who have always been cared for will have the opportunity to be the caregiver, building self-esteem, sense of worth and a wide array of invaluable skills.

Events & Announcements 

Join us in celebration at our 3rd annual Harvest Festival on October 8 at Millennium Park (Grant Pavilion)!


Y'all...this is going to be our biggest event yet! Don't miss it! Baby animals, games, live music, crafts...and community! All for FREE! Desserts and snacks will be provided and dinner will be available for a small donation.

Bonus: Help us spread the word and win prizes! Everyone who shares this post on their personal and/or business page will have their name put in a drawing to win free dinner tickets for their family (up to 4)! OR a free growing roots shirt, if you cannot attend the event!


Please register ahead of time using the button below! It is completely free to simply helps us plan accordingly. Please share, post, tell your friends, shout from the rooftops!


"Growing Roots’ mission is to provide a therapeutic, nature-based learning and working facility that allows all individuals to live a meaningful, satisfying life and to reach their highest potential."



There is an immense need for persons with developmental and cognitive challenges to have a place where they can stay active, gain life skills, find meaning and build self-esteem through working and learning in a dynamic, safe and motivating environment.  


We are confident that for many, this can be accomplished through interaction with nature and through the care of crops and animals to produce valuable resources for the community.  


"It is our vision to show our participants and the community that each and every person has something to offer and can become an irreplaceable part of the community"