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


                                    Meet Moby - the PlantMobile :)

                                    Meet Moby - the PlantMobile :)

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
  • Montessori 
  • Covenant House Academy
  • All Saints Academy
  • Other Way Ministries
  • Trinity CRC
  • Cooks Arts Center
  • Gordons Food Service
  • Southwest Community Campus Elementary
  • Covenant Community Church

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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

 

Click here for a detailed explanation of our Single Class Offerings

 

Mobile Classroom staff are professional food growers, placemakers, and holistic health and nutrition advocates. It is their job to grow with you, not for you, providing support and education. If you have an idea about working with the Mobile Classroom in any capacity, please fill out the form below to get the conversation started!