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B$Z: Tahoe Donner Donates Kitchen Equipment to Urban Roots

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Katie Ferraro
Following upgrades and restaurant remodels, Tahoe Donner Association recently partnered with Urban Roots in Reno, Nev. to offer refrigeration units to the Urban Roots program, a local non-profit organization that is committed to the education of sustainable agriculture in the community. The total donation of used equipment at full retail value was approximately $12,000.

“We believe in actively participating in our community and neighboring areas through multiple facets including municipal enrichment,” said Capital Projects Manager Forrest Huisman. “Urban Roots, which exemplifies community outreach is an organization we are proud to support.”

In collaboration with AmeriCorps and students from the University of Nevada, Reno, Urban Roots offers classes and workshops to educate students, teachers and farmers while performing vital research to help create new techniques in sustainable farming in northern Nevada. Tahoe Donner’s kitchen equipment donation will aid students in these educational opportunities.

“We will be putting it to use in our new food safety kitchen this spring,” said Urban Roots’ FarmCorps Director MJ Pickett. “Hundreds of students will be able to learn about nutrition and cooking with produce from their own gardens thanks to Tahoe Donner’s donation.”

Urban Roots’ Executive Director Jeff Bryant also expressed his appreciation, saying Tahoe Donner’s donation “will support Urban Roots’ efforts in our commitment to growing healthy minds, bodies and communities.”

Interested parties can learn more Urban Roots and how to donate or volunteer by visiting www.urgc.org.

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