Aug 15, 2018 12:29PM
By Sponsored Content
Mission StatementTo provide locally grown healthy food, STEM education, and economic development for socially and economically disadvantaged communities.
- Monetary donations to purchase materials for client sites
- Corporate partners
- Cargo van
- Growing Lab Open House Oct. 25, 2018
- Santee Greenhouse Ground Breaking January 2019
BackgroundWith 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 LinesThe 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 ForwardDonating 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.
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.