The Yisrael Family Urban Farm is located in South Oak Park, across from the recently closed Fruit Ridge Elementary School; beds of leafy vegetables grow among fruit trees. Orange trees and herbs like horseradish and aloe vera sit in front of the Yisrael family’s home, but the majority of their urban farm is in the backyard. Chanowk Yisrael and Judith, along with their children nurture the half-acre plot of land. For the Yisrael's, farm-to-fork is more than just a fad. Programs include the We Diggit Urban Gardens Program to build no cost gardens for residents in the Building Healthy Communities Area; Project GOOD, which connects local youth to the resources and support they need to grow fresh food through one-on-one mentorship, skill-building workshops, and neighborhood organizing, The Yisrael Family Urban Farm improves the food security, self-reliance, overall health of our community.