City Sprouts facts for kids
City Sprouts is a community garden, urban farm, and educational resource center in the Orchard Hill neighborhood of Omaha, Nebraska. Founded in 1995, City Sprouts is the oldest community garden in the city. The organization is registered as a 501(c)(3) not-for profit entity.
The stated mission objectives of City Sprouts are:
- To increase the availability of fresh, locally grown produce
- To provide employment for at-risk youth
- To educate the community about healthy lifestyle choices
- To build community
Through gardening with City Sprouts, students are provided the opportunity to develop employment skills. The Executive Director of City Sprouts is Roxanne Williams.
City Sprouts hosts regular events and workshops in the Learning Center, including classes on topics such as permaculture, and canning and preserving.
One of the main fundraising events for City Sprouts each year is a Gala in the fall, frequently hosted at Lauritzen Gardens.
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