We are committed to addressing the challenge of urban food deserts by transforming them into local food-producing urban ecosystems. These ecosystems empower people, local economy and food based education. We inspire a lively food culture and create a sustainable model for at-risk urban communities. The pillars of our work are food access, nutrition education and advocating for urban agriculture legislation.
Urban Seed Foundation is working to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food and information to make healthy decisions. We support community sustainability by advocating for consistent access to locally grown produce. In partnership with like-minded local organizations we create solutions which include improving food environments, and causing food access hubs to develop in at-risk neighborhoods. A hub may be a school garden, a pop-up community farmers market, a fresh-food bank, a fresh-food delivery service to partner agencies and human services organizations.
Urban Seed Foundation is in service to our community members from the pre-natal stage through high school, and beyond. Our systematic and scalable approach to ending food deserts involves causing a critical change in what people know, the way people think, and the choices people make with regard to fresh food. We create a sustainable lively food culture with at-risk neighborhoods in Las Vegas - and in doing so we create a powerful and collaborative model for urban communities to actually transform their food deserts into thriving food accessible communities.
Student and individual benefits include education and experience in conserving natural resources; elevating personal health and nutrition; personal empowerment and responsibility. Curriculum relating to our programs is designed to encourage and cultivate the next generation of the agricultural industry; and to promote increased public health and well being. Community benefits include community-member comraderie; capacity-building of community organizations and coalitions; fostering economic impact; increased foot-traffic in urban neighborhoods; cultivate local, citywide, statewide and global sustainability and prosperity.
Annmarie Feiler | Urban Seed Foundation sits on the Governor's Council on Food Security for the State of Nevada. Governor Brian Sandoval issued an Executive Order on February 12, 2014 establishing the Governor's Council on Food Security within the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Food Security. The Council was created to implement the goals of Food Security in Nevada: Nevada's Plan for Action and effectively improve the quality of life and health of Nevadans by increasing food security throughout the State.
A Community Needs Assessment published in 2012 by the Grants Management Unit identified hunger and access to food as a top priority across the State of Nevada. To address this issue, a steering committee comprised of representatives from several State departments and the food safety network was convened to develop a strategic plan with goals and objectives intended to increase food security in Nevada. The Office of Food Security was created within the Director's Office of the Department of Health and Human Services to provide leadership in attaining the goals identified in the strategic plan.
Urban Seed Foundation is a component fund of Nevada Community Foundation (EIN 88-0241420), a recognized public charity under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
410 S Rampart Blvd #390, Las Vegas, NV 89145 | Contact Jane Ramos | 702-893-2326 | www.nevadacf.org