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In this April 24, 2017 photo, Yatte Moore, left, farm manager of Blackhawk Courts Farm and Garden in Rockford, Ill., gives a tour of his garden to founder and CEO of Growing Power, Will Allen, center, Allen, a former professional basketball player founded Growing Power Inc., and is a pioneer of urban agriculture in America. Moore is among those that found inspiration, and has been tending to an urban farm in a public housing complex in southeast Rockford for almost five years. (Kayli Plotner/Rockford Register Star via AP)

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In this April 24, 2017 photo, founder and CEO of Growing Power, Will Allen, left, shows Yatte Moore, farm manager of Blackhawk Courts Farms and Garden, in Rockford, Ill., how to maintain moisture levels in seed beds. Allen, a former professional basketball player, founded Growing Power Inc., and is a pioneer of urban agriculture in America. Moore is among those that found inspiration, and has been tending to an urban farm in a public housing complex in southeast Rockford for almost five years. (Kayli Plotner/Rockford Register Star via AP)

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In this Oct. 17, 2012, file photo, U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., speaks in Rockford, Ill. (Scott Morgan/Rockford Register Star via AP, File)

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A funnel cloud crosses south Perryville Road on Thursday, April 9, 2015, south of Interstate 39 in Rockford, Ill. (AP Photo/Rockford Register Star, Max Gersh) MANDATORY CREDIT

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In this May 1, 2014 photo, Mel Crooks kneels by a selection of his creations built with the toy he launched, Delta Flex Domes and Spheres, a set of 1-by-8-inch bendable strips pieced together with brass fasteners, to teach about shapes, at his home in Rockford, Ill. (AP Photo/Rockford Register Star, Max Gersh) MANDATORY CREDIT

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In this April 15, 2014 photo, East High School senior Sandy Ocon, 17, cuts carrots and celery for soup at Hoffman House in Rockford, Ill. Ocon is one of eight juniors and seniors from across the district who have spent much of the year learning their way around the kitchen at Hoffman House. When they complete the program, students have a year of culinary education that often leads to employment at area restaurants, bakeries and grocery stores. (AP Photo/Rockford Register Star, Max Gersh) MANDATORY CREDIT

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