Roots & Wings
Angelic Organics Learning Center coordinates Roots & Wings in Rockford, Illinois. This network of community-based organizations is committed to community and youth development through urban agriculture. The main growing location is located in Blackhawk Courts, a property owned by Rockford Housing Authority.
Roots & Wings grows vegetables using organic and sustainable techniques, while also motivating, educating, and inspiring youth and adults to be leaders and role models. Youth are the leaders of Roots & Wings, with older youth teaching younger kids about farming and food. Youth Leaders sell their produce in the summer through our Roots & Wings CSA, markets, and direct sale to local restaurants and businesses. Our Youth Leaders Program also provides leadership skills, public speaking experience, and the opportunity to earn money. Leaders attend national and regional youth leadership and urban agriculture events, such as the Rooted in Community conference.
Roots & Wings Locations
- Administrative Office: 1417 Meadow Court Rockford, IL 61104
- Blackhawk Courts Farm & Garden: 1413 Valley Court Rockford, IL 61104