About Vegas Roots
About Vegas Roots
Vegas Roots Community Garden (formerly Tonopah Community Garden) is a community-based nonprofit organization in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Utilizing over four acres of vacant property near downtown Las Vegas, Together We Can opened Vegas Roots Community Garden, the city’s first and only urban farm, in March 2010.
Together We Can operates the garden, bringing together diverse community partners – including schools, universities, corporations, non-profit organizations, community groups, and individual residents – to engage together in the process.
The garden grows organic produce and flowers, raises chickens and worms, educates the community about healthy lifestyles, and helps make Las Vegas a vibrant community.
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 eco friendly environment.
1.) Produce fresh food
2.) Build young leaders
3.) Create neighborhood connectedness and opportunities for contribution
4.) Promote healthy bodies and minds
The garden has served an average of 800 visitors per year over the past four years. We currently donate and/or sell approximately 60 pounds of fresh vegetables and fruit a week. We host about six field trips a year from neighboring schools and provide space for students and valley residents to complete community service hours.
We have a partnership with Nevada Partners where we hire and train WEX youth participants, giving them experience and exposure in the world of business entrepreneurship. We offer three 8 week health and wellness sessions a year. Thus far, 85 families have learned how to grow, harvest and prepare their own food through our Adopt a Plot Program.