Water Street Naperville to host May 21-22 plant sale to benefit We Grow Dreams special needs

  • Mixed planters, patio pots and hanging baskets from We Grow Dreams Greenhouse in West Chicago will be for sale on Water Street in downtown Naperville on Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22. Sales benefit We Grow Dreams job training and employment programs for young people with disabilities.

    Mixed planters, patio pots and hanging baskets from We Grow Dreams Greenhouse in West Chicago will be for sale on Water Street in downtown Naperville on Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22. Sales benefit We Grow Dreams job training and employment programs for young people with disabilities. Courtesy of We Grow Dreams

 
 
Updated 5/16/2022 5:58 PM

Water Street in Downtown Naperville will host a plant sale featuring flowering plants, hanging baskets mixed pots and porch planters from We Grow Dreams in West Chicago.

The sale will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22.

 

We Grow Dreams is a professional nonprofit nursery and greenhouse providing training and employment to young adults who have graduated from high school transition programs.

The greenhouse features flowering plants, bedding plants, vegetables, herbs and ornamental grasses as well as mixed pots and hanging baskets.

"This is a perfect opportunity to stop by on your way to lunch, brunch or shopping on Water Street, and support this wonderful cause while finishing up your garden décor," said Deb Newman, spokesperson for Water Street. "We know the quality of goods at We Grow Dreams is extraordinary, and each plant is grown with love."

Free parking is available in the Water Street deck located on the south side of the Hotel Indigo off on Main or Webster streets.

Founded in 2004 by a group of parents determined to help their young people gain job and social skills, the We Grow Dreams job-training program provides opportunities for team members to learn a variety of tasks in the day-to-day operation of a wholesale and retail greenhouse business.

Over 45 specific jobs have been identified for the job-training program including deadheading plants, filling pots with soil for seeds/seedlings, transplanting, spacing plant materials, watering, stocking plants/supplies, greeting and assisting customers, running the cash register, folding cartons, clerical tasks and maintenance tasks.

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Team members develop valuable work, communication, and social skills that will facilitate their employment in the future. For more information on We Grow Dreams visit www.wegrowdreams.org.

Water Street in Downtown Naperville features award-winning restaurants including Ben & Jerry's, Blue Sushi Sake Grill, Santo Cielo, SixtyFour Wine Bar, Sparrow Coffee, Quiubo and Vasili's Mediterranean.

Shops include Antiques Naperville, London Skye and Trails & Tides. Water Street is also home to Hotel Indigo Naperville Riverwalk and Elements Events. Water Street is located along Naperville's famed riverwalk and features Imburgia Fountain, a splash pad and "Streaming History," a series of five large mosaics depicting life along the river.

For information on Water Street Naperville, visit www.waterstreetnaperville.com.