The St. Patrick's Day menu features cabbage from a local non-profit association


RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – Urban roots, a local non-profit organization that educates children through practical work in agriculture and gardening, participates in two upcoming events to raise funds for scholarships for students who would not otherwise be able to participate to its programs.

On Sunday, March 17, Urban Roots will provide Liberty Food & Wine with cabbage grown by campers for it to be featured on the St. Patrick's Day menu. In addition, the organization invites the public to donate on March 21 to Big Give, an online donation day in the state of Nevada.

St. Patrick's Day, Liberty Food & Wine will add corn and cabbage sandwiches to its lunch offering, as well as traditional beef and cabbage to its dinner offer during the Eat for Education program. These items will include cabbage grown by children of the year. of Urban Roots School of Urban Education. The proceeds will go back to the non-profit organization and help support mission-critical programs and student bursaries to enable them to participate in Urban Roots programs.

March 21, the non-profit organization will ask the community for donations for its scholarship program Nevada's Big Give, an online donation day across the state. These scholarships allow students who otherwise would not have the opportunity to obtain the funding needed to participate in an Urban Roots Camp, where they will learn a variety of subjects through garden lessons.

"These opportunities provide friends with easy ways to support our work," said Fayth Ross, Executive Director of Urban Roots. "Whether it's a city party or an online donation, donors play a vital role in our ability to change the way children eat, learn and explore their world."

Urban Roots offers camps during spring and summer holidays, farm school sessions for home students and classrooms in gardens (integrated gardens and study programs). in schools in Washoe County School District).

Urban Roots is a 2019 KOLOCares Pillar partner.