Uproot supports organizations serving a wide variety of populations by donating plant starts for their gardens that either serve as an educational component to their mission, or to help feed those in need. Check them out and send your support their way.
Full Cycle at Pillsbury House, Minneapolis
In the summer of 2011, Full Cycle tore up a portion of the asphalt behind its bike shop in south Minneapolis to create a green space for staff, youth, and neighbors to enjoy. As part of that endeavor, we chose to install three raised garden beds to give our young people the chance to witness and participate in growing their own food. Staff and youth join in planting, maintaining, harvesting and ENJOYING our new alley-side green space. The young people that work at and access Full Cycle’s Free Bike Program can take what they want from the garden for themselves or family. Additionally, the fresh veggies are delivered by bike to other homeless youth-serving agencies and shelters around Minneapolis that can supplement their existing food programs with some healthy vegetables.
Karmel Church, Princeton
Each summer Karmel Church plants a vegetable garden on the church grounds and everything they harvest is delivered to the Family Pathways food pantry in Cambridge.