mobile classroom

The Mobile Classroom makes it possible for Urban Roots to collaborate and cultivate educational partnerships with entities throughout the city of Grand Rapids. 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.


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, 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. Your garden community will receive support and education for the whole growing season. 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!


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!