Vegas Roots Community Garden
Las Vegas, Nevada
Our mission is to create a caring and productive community of youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build a sustainable food system and an Eco-friendly environment.
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Vegas Roots Community Garden Featured in Nationwide Study
NerdWallet highlights the urban farm’s sustainable food efforts
San Francisco, CA (Sept. 6, 2013) – NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website, recognized Vegas Roots Community Garden for its urban farming initiatives in a study that found Las Vegas as one of the best cities for urban gardening.
Fall planting season is underway in many places, but not everyone with a green thumb has the space for a full garden. NerdWallet found the nation’s best places for urban gardening because community gardens offer the chance to plant, grow, and harvest even in the most urban of cities.
After analyzing data from 47 cities, NerdWallet ranked Las Vegas as the second best city for urban gardening. NerdWallet looked the number of city-run community garden plots per 10,000 residents, the amount of the city’s spending on parks and recreation per resident, and the average percentage of sunshine each year.
Las Vegas has one of the highest percentages of annual sunshine, and Vegas Roots is taking advantage of that as the city’s first and only urban farm. The community garden grows organic produce and flowers and raises chickens and worms. It also hosts programs and classes to involve community members of all ages.
“Vegas Roots is a great place for Las Vegas residents to grow or buy fresh and local food,” said NerdWallet analyst Divya Raghavan. “But beyond that, Vegas Roots also serves as a place to build young leaders, strengthen community connectedness, and promote healthy bodies and minds.”
Fresno, Calif. and Seattle, Wash. also made the list. Read the full study here.
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