Reno's Urban Roots Festival: A Digital Celebration of Art, Food, and Roots

Urban Roots is a Reno-based nonprofit that strives to change the way children eat and learn through garden-based education.

$88,056

462 supporters

$100,000 goal

Team Member

Dillon Davidson

$2,091

by 23 supporters

$1,000 goal

My whole life agriculture and giving back to the communities that build me have been a building block of who I am has been a main pillar of my life. When I moved across the country to Reno last year, I quickly knew that I wanted to get involved in the local community and that is when I was introduced to Urban Roots. The minute I stumbled across their website and read their mission and what they strive for I knew I wanted to be apart of this organization. It was the puzzle piece that would fit perfect into my puzzle, and that is when they asked me to serve on their board.  Words truly cannot express my love and gratitude for the Urban Roots organization and team; everyday they are doing something to better the lives of so many individuals and families across Nevada. 


2020 has been a difficult year for the world, but especially Urban Roots. From spring break farm camps being canceled, to all summer camps being canceled it left the staff, board and community quite sad. But as a team, they quickly took their brains to paper and thought of fantastic ideas that as an organization they can step up this summer with no camps and still make a difference locally. 

I know pockets are tight, but this virtual festival is going to been a hoot, and I would love to "see" you in attendance. I also urge you to give, even if it is small, it's making a huge difference in terms of allowing Urban Roots to keep making a difference in the lives of these communities. If you can't give, reach out, ask questions, get more information about Urban Roots; there is plenty of other ways to be involved. 

Thank you for making a difference :) 

Team Members

Dillon

$2,091

23 supporters

Fayth

$2,320

46 supporters

Mel

$3,266

29 supporters

Sydney

$3,750

20 supporters

Jenny

$1,905

31 supporters

Anton

$1,850

13 supporters

Mary's Gone Crackers

$3,115

6 supporters

Renown Health

$5,150

3 supporters

Frankie

$1,160

10 supporters

Raley's

$2,655

4 supporters

Amanda

$1,121

9 supporters

Moana Nursery

$2,540

3 supporters

Event

JUN
27

Art, Food, and Roots Festival

Saturday from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM PDT

Live Stream

Add to Calendar 2020-06-27 15:00:00 2020-06-27 18:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Art, Food, and Roots Festival Join Urban Roots and special guests, Melissa Joan Hart, Stephen Ritz and Connie Wray, as we learn, listen and live healthier in an effort to raise $100,000 for this budding nonprofit. Every donation will receive a gift of gratitude and donations over $100 are entered to win prizes. Learn more details about the amazing prizes at the bottom of this page.

This event will be livestreamed on our Givebutter page: https://givebutter.com/urbanrootsnv

This event will be livestreamed on our Givebutter page: https://givebutter.com/urbanrootsnv

Join Urban Roots and special guests, Melissa Joan Hart, Stephen Ritz and Connie Wray, as we learn, listen and live healthier in an effort to raise $100,000 for this budding nonprofit. Every donation will receive a gift of gratitude and donations over $100 are entered to win prizes. Learn more details about the amazing prizes at the bottom of this page.

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Urban Roots

EIN: 01-0944615

About Our Festival


Join us for our virtual benefit as we raise money for Urban Roots, while tracking back to Reno in three critical areas: Art, Food, and Roots. *Be sure to learn about our amazing raffle prizes at the bottom of this page!

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Learn more about our event participants:

ART: Tim Snider, Whitney Myer, Kyle Rea, Cecil CharlesSam Hutmier&Ben Rush, and Tyler Stafford

FOOD:  Mark Estee, Christian & Kasey Christensen, Annette Nielsen, and Shawn Kroop

ROOTS : Dr. Tony Slonim, President/CEO of Renown Health and Dr. McNeil, Superintendent of the Washoe County School District:

Exclusive Art, Food, & Roots merchandise to support Urban Roots is available for purchase HERE

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About Urban Roots

Our mission includes working with children in either their schools or at our Farm. The emergence of the pandemic and resulting school closures led us to cancel all of our Spring and Summer programming which included fieldtrips, home school enrichment, parent/child workshops, and teacher trainings. 

We’ve had to make major budget cuts and significant changes to how we serve families. It’s been an overwhelming time for this small but dedicated staff.  Urban Roots is mission driven and has created an incredible alternative to bringing hands-on educational opportunities to families in their home, but we are still making up lost revenue from cancelled programming.

Please help Urban Roots today so we can continue moving forward together and manifesting a more vibrant, healthy future than ever before.

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Be entered to win special raffle prizes for the following donations:

$100- Win a case of Full Circle Compost's PUNCH:

An all-natural worm “Brew” for your plants. This high quality vermicompost is made by our family of hard-working composting worms and contains billions of beneficial microorganisms for your plants to enjoy. 

$500- Win a Juice Plus Tower Garden:

Good health starts with good habits, like eating wholesome foods.  Tower Garden systems let you easily grow your own fresh, nutrient-rich food without soil.  The new Tower Garden HOME is ideal for indoor gardening, while the Tower Garden FLEX is slightly larger and can be used indoors or outdoors.  Grow a healthier you year-round.

$1000- Win a two night getaway at The Hideaway & dinner at Vesuvio in Carmel, California: 

The wild beauty of California’s central coast is best paired with a stay in this 24-room boutique hotel in downtown Carmel. You’ll be welcomed by the warmth of Craftsman-style architecture, fireplaces, and amenities. The hotel's modern yet charming accommodations are located within strolling distance of fine restaurants and shops, and a short drive from the Monterey regional airport. This lovely package also includes dinner at lauded Italian restaurant, Vesuvio, one evening courtesy of Carmel by the Sea.

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Urban Roots

A 501(c)(3) organization

EIN 01-0944615