Urban Roots Garden Classrooms

100 Vine St, Reno, Nv 89503
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Our mission Growing healthy minds, bodies, and communities through place-based gardening and seed-to-table education.

Urban Roots Garden Classrooms

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Ways to help

Garden Management & Projects

Want to get more involved than the drop in days allow? Volunteers help with the upkeep at the Urban Teaching Farm at Renown on the corner of 2nd and Gould. You will work with Urban Roots staff to maintain hoop houses, landscaping, irrigation, planting, or harvesting. Have a carpentry background? Know a lot of vermicompost? We might have just the project for you.
  • One-time, Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults, Child with Adult
  • Individuals
  • Outdoor
  • On-site, Skilled
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Special Events

Volunteers lend helping hands during special events. You can help with the planning, help us set up or take down, lead an activity, greet guest or more! Besides being great fun, these events are critical for the community contact and fundraising capabilities of Urban Roots.
  • One-time, Occasional, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Event support
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Adopt a Garden

Do you have group interested in helping Urban Roots to maintain a school garden? We'll provide training and be on hand to help get you started. Help a school keep their garden sustainable!
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • Adults, Child with Adult
  • Groups (2-10), Corporate Teams, Families
  • Outdoor
  • On-site, Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Drop In Saturdays

Stop by the Urban Teaching Farm at Renown (1700 East 2nd Street) Saturday mornings from 9-11 and help us with special projects or regular farm maintenance.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults, Child with Adult
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Families
  • Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekends
Items we need now

Amazon Wishlist

We need all the fun, hands-on materials for our garden-based programming! From school-gardens, to home school, to field trips, to 9 weeks of summer camp every year we serve 1000's of children which means lot of markers, colored pencils, goggles and gloves for little hands. Thank you for supporting us!
  • In-Kind Donations
  • Wishlist - Amazon, etc
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How you help Building communities means creating resilience from the inside out. If you’re looking for an opportunity to give back and learn a lot in the process, then join us! We are always looking for volunteers for our programs and garden events.
About us From planting and harvesting to preparing what we grow, Urban Roots follows food from seed-to-table, empowering students of all ages to answer the question, “Where does our food come from?” Urban Roots is founded on the idea that food is a powerful tool for academic and sustainable agriculture instruction. Urban Roots is a part of a larger movement in northern Nevada to make the place we live abundant with healthy food, rich soil, and deep relationships with each other and the land.
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