Putting our plan into action
Food is community... Project Rooted is connecting kids to real food, from the ground up.
"Here at Project Rooted we know that food is community, and it is a powerful tool that brings us together, shapes our values and memories, and empowers our communities. With this knowledge we believe that we can help shape the future of this community by the simple act of connecting kids to real food from the ground up."
- Whitney Sanger | Co-Founder, Project Rooted
One of the key principals of the Imagine Dubuque Comprehensive Plan is cultural vibrancy through healthy local foods - Project Rooted is an organization that supports that initiative in its purest form.
Plan Category: Social + Cultural Vibrancy
Recommendation: Promote in-school healthy food actions including school gardens, wellness, and exercise.
aBOUT PROJECT ROOTED
The mission of Project Rooted is to "Connect kids to real food from the ground up." Our goal is to fulfill this mission by creating a world where everyone has access to fresh local produce, connections to farmers and gardens and is living nourished lives in our schools, homes and community.
Project Rooted understands the importance of not only real food but also locally grown food as well. By purchasing and eating local it creates important economic opportunities, provides health benefits and helps to reduce environmental impact. Most importantly, local food creates a deep connection between community members.
We hope to even deeper that connection right here in the Dubuque Community through initiatives that connect kids and families to the food they eat. We plan on doing this through our innovative programs including Rooted Bucks, taste testing and curriculum for kids, gardening, healthy tips, recipes and so much more.
Social + Cultural Vibrancy
Promote in-school healthy food actions including school gardens, wellness, and exercise.
Convivium Urban Farmstead
Two by Two
Dubuque County Food Policy Council
(no-cost lunch program)