The Mobile Classroom makes it possible for Urban Roots to collaborate and cultivate educational partnerships with entities throughout the city.
Grow, eat, & learn can come directly to you
We meet you where you're growing!
Whether an area school, businesses, faith institution, non-profit, or other organization we are here to support you with high quality education and hands-on, experiential learning experiences that fit your exact needs. This program is very flexible and can be utilized to achieve a variety of learning objectives in the realm of food growing and holistic health & nutrition.
We can work with your participants all season long, create a one time educational experience, or anything in between.
Full Season Garden Support
School, community, and church gardens have three important assets when it comes to growing food on site: interest, people, and land. At Urban Roots we recognize those assets and can fill in the gaps bringing professional planning, tools, community organizing experience, and hands-on, experiential, educational programming to your growing site.
We work with you to co-create a plan for service that makes sense for your site, your goals, and your garden participants. We work with you every step of the way from planning the garden to getting it ready for winter. Once service begins; the truck will pull up and start to dig in alongside you and your crew!
growing together - 2017 Mobile Classroom Garden partnerships
- Grand Rapids Public Museum
- Grand Rapids Public Museum School
- East Town Community Association
- Congress Elementary School
- DA Blodgett / St. John's Home
- CA Frost with Westview CRC
- Fuller CRC
- Covenant House Academy
- All Saints Academy
- Other Way Ministries
- Trinity CRC
- Cooks Arts Center
- Gordons Food Service
- Southwest Community Campus Elementary
- Covenant Community Church
Collaborations and Partnerships
Creative collaborations and partnerships are very important to Urban Roots. We believe that we can accomplish far more together than we can alone and invite you to join us.
If your organization is interested in short or long term learning experiences related to starting a garden, healthy food, or holistic nutrition - we can work with your community to create educational experiences, short courses, or workshops that we teach and facilitate at your site or at the Community Farm and Education Center.
We aim to reinvent convenience and create healthy food cultures through community based food systems.
single class offerings
Bio Intensive Methods Permaculture
Earth Stewardship Water Catchment Systems
Composting Systems Season Extension
Natural Pest Management GREENS, Smoothies, & Juicing for health
Make and Take Cooking Seed Starting and Transplant Production