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© Copyright 2019 Growing Healthy People

who we are

Since 2013 Growing Healthy People has been impacting lives in Lake County by growing food. Cheryl Besenjak and Kevin Westing have worked together to create unique growing spaces, both indoors and out, while providing educational opportunities to students of all ages. Cheryl is trained as a University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener and brings her experience as an educator and communicator. Kevin brings his lifelong love of plants and fish to aquaponics, his ability to create gardens and his skills in construction and remodeling. Together they share their interest in urban, sustainable agriculture and new technologies for growing food. They believe this is the future for our food supply and desire to train up new food producers in these methods all while caring for our planet. And, they believe in the synergy of collaboration with community partners to make all this possible. Growing Healthy People is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization.


our partners

Grow Well Farms has been supporting Growing Healthy People since 2015 by the sale of microgreens and more. Watch for their online farmers market coming soon in partnership with Taste of Eden Market.