Throughout the year, City Roots classes empower students with crucial food growing skills, provide access to healthy, local food, and offer unique outdoor experiences for youth ages 4-18. Students experience the connection between the environment, community, and the food system, as well as discover the tastes and benefits of healthy eating.
In weekly, one-hour garden classes held at the Fairpark Garden and the Grateful Tomato Garden, youth participate in harvesting, preparing and eating the crops they have helped grow. When class ends, they are often able to take food home for their families. Food that isn't used by youth participants is donated to local food pantries.
Wasatch Community Gardens relies on partners for transporting students to and from the garden, supervising participants, and annual demographic reporting. Thanks to our community partners and scores of individual donors, WCG is able to provide this program free of charge for qualifying agencies.
If you have any questions about our City Roots Program, email the Youth Program Director or call 801-359-2658 x14