Whispering Roots, Inc.
Whispering Roots, Inc. Who We Are: Whispering Roots, Inc. is an award winning, IRS certified 501(c)3 organization that is dedicated to bringing healthy fresh food, nutrition education, i...More about us
Whispering Roots, Inc.
Who We Are:
Whispering Roots, Inc. is an award winning, IRS certified 501(c)3 organization that is dedicated to bringing healthy fresh food, nutrition education, innovative agriculture techniques and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.) education to students and residents living in urban and rural socially and economically under served communities.
According to Feeding America, 34,570 children in the Omaha metropolitan area are “Food Insecure.” In addition, 40% of all children living in North Omaha are “Food Insecure.” Live Well Omaha states that over half of all children in the affected areas reported “rarely” eating fresh fruits and vegetables. These facts underscore the importance of our work and the need for our presence in the communities.
Responding to the Need:
The increase demand for our services made it necessary to construct a 17,000 SF facility at 75 North that responds to food accessibility and community development needs with immersive programs and hands-on educational opportunities.
Whispering Roots uses Aquaculture, Hydroponics, Aquaponics (the combination of Aquaculture and Hydroponics) and Urban Agriculture technology to teach children and under-served communities how to sustainably breed fish and grow vegetables with affordable resources.
Aquaculture, including aquaponics (combination of aquaculture and hydroponics) is the fastest growing form of agriculture in the world, and with good reason. Our soil-less, controlled environment process enables us to produce fish and crops year-round. This process also allows us to grow up to 30% more crops, while using 90% less water than traditional growing methods.
Children and families get exposed to great tasting, nutritious food options through “hands on” experiential learning and growing activities. Our soilless, controlled environment process allows us to grow crops “year round” despite extreme external environmental conditions. Our techniques educate our students and the public in “next generation” farming techniques, hunger alleviation strategies and healthy food production. We strongly believe no child should go hungry.
Photos from some of our growing stations, working with students in area schools, and our CEO teaching students.
4104 South 90th Street, Omaha, NE 68127 United States