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Turnip for
Urban Roots

We're planting deeper roots in this incredible community, and we need your help!

Watch our video below to learn more about how Urban Roots is embracing outdoor learning in Reno, NV.

Explore the links below to help us change the way that communities eat and learn through seed to table garden education!

Sunset at the Urban Roots teaching farm
Family enjoying outdoor learning by a gardening bed

Building gardens for homes, schools, and businesses

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Spread some cheer, volunteer!

Seedlings

Donations support outdoor learning
at our Urban Teaching Farm.
We are SO grape-ful for your support!

Tour Our #UrbanTeachingFarm

The easiest way to enjoy this virtual tour of the farm is to click on the bottom left icon within the viewing window called View Dollhouse. Then, look for a Marker you'd like to explore and click on that. Once you enter the view, click and hold your mouse down to explore a 360-degree view of that particular space. When you're ready to look at a different area of the farm, click the View Dollhouse button again. Now, click on a different Marker to explore a different area of our urban oasis.

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Our staff has big dreams for our seed to table programming.

How would each of them improve our region with a million dollars?

Click each photo to find out!

Jenny Angius - Development and Communications Director

Jenny Angius - Development and Communications Director

“I would love to see the farm hosting more families, groups, teams students… we have a beautiful resource, and I just want to work with more people in the community so they know they can use the teaching farm in wonderful, collaborative ways! I see unique seed-to-table workshops, family-focused cooking classes, and maybe even a music festival or celebration!”

Sydney Callahan - Education Director

Sydney Callahan - Education Director

“It’d be amazing to offer day camp or home school programming for anyone who needs financial assistance. We all could benefit from learning these things, and I’d love to make participation more equitable in our community.”

Deborah Hug - Farm Manager

Deborah Hug - Farm Manager

“I can’t help but see even more potential in our farm… I’d plant more fruit trees and plants to shade and feed, and the farm could be used for the whole community in a full farm-to-table way. Can you imagine monthly farm nights with dancing and local food and local drinks? I can! It can totally come to fruition…”

Kelsey Hoffman - Garden Classrooms Coordinator

Kelsey Hoffman - Garden Classrooms Coordinator

“You’ve heard of van life… I’d love to a mobile team lean into that van life, driving around the area with the sole job of building gardens, running workshops, helping our partners grow gardens and offerings. They’d have a sweet landscaping van complete with refrigeration, mobile kitchen and they’d reach out to folks and make high desert gardening awesome and more prominent in the area. Also, can we make all field trips to the teaching farm for Title 1 schools 100% free? That would be amazing!”

Elsa DeJong - Volunteer Manager

Elsa DeJong - Volunteer Manager

“I’d love to be able to get our volunteers involved in garden projects all around town, not just at our farm. It’d be amazing to have satellite locations the whole community can benefit from and that our volunteers can really feel invested in.”

Marlene Hild - Farm to School Educator

Marlene Hild - Farm to School Educator

Martha Triay-Quijano - Urban Roots Camp Educator

Martha Triay-Quijano - Urban Roots Camp Educator

Lili Grajeda - Farm to School Educator

Lili Grajeda - Farm to School Educator

We are SO grape-ful for our community sponsors!

Community sponsorship allows us to expand outdoor activities in Reno, family nutrition, urban farming education, scholarships for farm field trips, and so much more!

Thank you to our amazing dedicated rainmaker sponsor, Farm Bureau Bank!

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To get engaged as a sponsor, connect with Jenny Angius, our Development and Communications Director.
Give Jenny a call at 7 7 5 - 7 9 0 - 4 0 8 5 or email her at J e n n y @ u r g c . o r g.