Educate kids with farming via Big Give Thursday

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – Urban Roots, a local nonprofit that educates children through hands-on farming and gardening, is partaking in events to raise money for scholarships for students who would not otherwise be able to participate in its programming.

March 21, the nonprofit will be asking the community for donations for its scholarship program during Nevada’s Big Give, a day of online giving throughout the state. These scholarships provide students who otherwise would not have the opportunity with the funding to attend an Urban Roots camp, where they learn a variety of subjects through garden-based lessons.

On Saint Patrick’s Day, Liberty Food & Wine added corned beef cabbage sandwiches to its lunch offerings and traditional corned beef and cabbage to its dinner offerings during Eat for Education. These items featured cabbage grown by children farming at Urban Roots’ Urban Teaching School. Proceeds from the dishes will go back to the nonprofit and help support mission critical programming as well as scholarships for students to participate in Urban Roots programming.

“These opportunities give friends easy ways to support our work,” said Fayth Ross, executive director of Urban Roots. “Whether it’s through a night on the town or an online donation, donors are serving a critical role in our ability to change the way children eat and learn and explore their world.”

Urban Roots offers camps during spring break and summer seasons, farm school sessions for home schoolers and Garden Classrooms (gardens built in and with accompanying curriculum at schools in the Washoe County School District).

Urban Roots is a 2019 KOLOCares Pillar Partner.