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Whispering Roots

Aug 15, 2018 12:29PM ● By Sponsored Content

Mission Statement

To provide locally grown healthy food, STEM education, and economic development for socially and economically disadvantaged communities.

Wish List

  • Monetary donations to purchase materials for client sites
  • Volunteers
  • Corporate partners
  • Cargo van

Upcoming Events

  • Growing Lab Open House Oct. 25, 2018
  • Santee Greenhouse Ground Breaking January 2019

Background

With a focus on growing food, minds and communities, Whispering Roots was created to address the health, education, and economic disparities experienced by children and adults living in poverty. Whispering Roots’ approach is to use agriculture and hands-on experiential learning both in the classroom and other settings to help break the never-ending cycle. They are firm believers that solid roots form the foundation of any strong plant or any strong community.

Brag Lines

The work that Whispering Roots completes in Omaha has touched the lives of children living in urban and rural communities, on reservations, in different states, and has now reached as far as Haiti and Madagascar. Hundreds of pounds of produce have been grown in schools, thousands of pounds of fish have been consumed, and an organization record of 60,000 baby Tilapia are happily swimming in Whispering Roots’ new hatchery site.

Even their kindergarten young farmers were able to complete a full seed-to-table meal cycle in their classroom next generation growing system.

Pay it Forward

Donating to Whispering Roots means helping to give their clients communities a hand up, not a hand out. Donors provide a means for these clients to learn how to become self-sufficient. These patrons are truly growing food, minds, and communities.

Whispering Roots

4104 S. 90th St. Omaha , NE 68127  402-614-9492 whisperingroots.org


The Big Give was published in the September/October 2018 edition of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.