Story URL: http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=213069
Story Retrieval Date: 4/21/2014 9:42:41 AM CST
Fred Daniels, an Englewood resident, spent eight of his 29 years in prison for drug violations and attempted murder. Now he's growing food as way to a better life.
At the Wood Street Farm on the South Side, Daniels works the soil and harvests plants for Growing Home, a nonprofit that offers transitional jobs to people with barriers to employment, such as felonies. Through its training programs, the farm gives ex-offenders like Daniels a fighting chance to stay off the streets.