Urban Roots Seeks Funding to Increase Teaching Capacity

Image: Urban Roots

Urban Roots, the nonprofit that teaches children through garden-based learning, is about half way to its goal of funding two outdoor additions to its Second Street Teaching Farm.

The additions include plans for an outdoor container kitchen so the organization can teach children how to plant, tend, harvest and then prepare healthy recipes. Urban Roots is also seeking funding for an outdoor container restroom that will allow class sizes to expand.

With the addition, Urban Roots can supervise up to 90 students at a time, a total of 1,100 through its Fall classes.

“We’re eager to install these additions in time for our Fall courses, since we’ve already secured funding to underwrite 19 student field trips to our farm,” said Fayth Ross, executive director for Urban Roots. “Missing this chance is not an option for our team, as it means hundreds of children in Washoe County might miss an opportunity at a critical age to adopt healthy eating habits.” 

The organization is looking to raise $20,000 from the community by August 31, 2019. Those interested in donating can visit https://www.urgc.org/our-kitchen.

SOURCE: The Gattuso Coalition

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