Salsa-making lesson in the GRPM garden!

Salsa-making lesson in the GRPM garden!

We meet you where you’re growing, eating, and learning!

Book a Mobile Classroom visit for your school, organization, workplace or community! We offer one-off classes on a variety of topics for your community to learn and enjoy. We can accommodate most sizes and locations, as well as age and group number. Examples of classes include:

  • Growing 101

  • Compost for Beginners

  • Capillary Action

  • Plant Based and Healthy Cooking

  • And more!


Our staff has a wealth of knowledge on all things growing, composting, and cooking. We can co-create a lesson that works well for your community.

Reach out to sydney@urbanrootsgr.org if you are interested! Please include the following information:

  • Name of your organization and organization address

  • How you heard of Urban Roots

  • What class(es) you are interested in

  • The age and number of your group

  • Whether you would prefer an indoor and outdoor class

  • Your goal for booking the Mobile Classroom - we like to get an idea of what our partner is looking to get out of the experience!

Price of class is dependent on how large your group is, how long the lesson will be, and what materials (if any) you are hoping we will provide. Range is between $100-$250 per class and organization ability.

We look forward to working with you!


Become an Urban roots partner garden

The garden at CA Frost Environmental Academy

The garden at CA Frost Environmental Academy

When people want to have community or educational gardens they usually have three very important assets: interest, people, & land (even if very small).

At Urban Roots we recognize those assets as a solid foundation for cultivating something more together. We are able to support each individual community with training, planning materials, garden design support, advice on sourcing materials and tools, on-site work days with Urban Roots staff, consult hours, and more.

Every garden and community of people is different, so we don't have a one-size-fits-all package. Instead, we like to co-create mutually beneficial partnerships. The Urban Roots Partner Garden program can support a variety of urban food growing projects with any age participants. It is the goal of the Partner Garden Program to grow with you, not for you, providing season-long support and education.

Reach out to us below to see if partnering with Urban Roots is a good fit for your community. Let's grow, eat, and learn together!


Grow. Eat. Learn

2018 Partner Gardens

CA Frost Environmental Science Academy - Covenant House Academy - Grand Rapids Public Museum- SECOM - Shawmut Hills School - Stepping Stones Montessori - Fuller CRC - Trinity CRC - All Saints Academy - East Town Community Association - Martin Luther King Leadership School & Our Kitchen Table - Wealthy Heights Community Garden - Other Way Ministries - D.A. Blodgett - St. John's