The nation’s largest Student Farmers Market returns to Downtown Summerlin on Earth Day, April 22.
Organized by Green Our Planet, a local nonprofit that helps schools nationwide to plant and operate indoor and outdoor gardens, the market is presented in partnership with Bank of Nevada and Clark County School District (CCSD). It will feature produce from gardens at 50-plus schools throughout CCSD. More than 500 student farmers will be on hand to sell their produce to the public with all proceeds going directly to participating school garden programs.
According to Ciara Byrne, founder & co-CEO, Green Our Planet, school gardens provide hands-on STEM learning in an exciting way, helping students to learn about nutrition, science, conservation, and math. The Student Farmers Market provides yet another opportunity for students to learn about business and finance in preparation for their real-world experience running their own business by pricing their produce and selling it at the market.
“The Howard Hughes Corporation is a longtime partner of Green Our Planet that has helped to fund school gardens at several Summerlin schools, including special Pollinator gardens that support bees, butterflies and ladybugs,” said Byrne. “The Student Farmers Market is another demonstration of our partnership, and we invite the entire community to come out and support our student farmers.”
WHEN: Friday, April 22 – 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Downtown Summerlin under the Pavilion
WHO: Ciara Byrne, Founder & Co-CEO, Green Our Planet
500 student farmers from 60 schools throughout CCSD
About Green Our Planet:
Green Our Planet is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that connects students to the wonders of the universe through indoor and outdoor school gardens. Green Our Planet’s garden programming increases academic performance, heightens environmental conscientiousness, and fosters healthy eating habits in students nationwide while alleviating food deserts where fresh produce is inaccessible. As one of the largest school garden programs in the United States, Green Our Planet is cultivating a resilient future generation of STEM leaders and conservationists, one seed at a time! For more information or to apply for a garden, visit www.GreenOurPlanet.org.