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Growing deeper roots in urban sustainability for individuals and communities to live healthier lives.
Renewed Roots Initiative is a volunteer-based nonprofit microfarm dedicated to increasing access to heirloom-quality, locally-sourced, and sustainably-grown foods to those that need it most.In addition to distributing high-quality produce to food pantries, markets, and restaurants, we provide educational programs, sponsor initiatives, and organize community events to advance our three principles: cultivating food equity, providing interactive education, and promoting environmental stewardship.
We have 3 current initiatives we run to impact our community:
1) Sponsored CSA - We partner with area organizations to identify individuals and families in need (primarily low-income seniors and refugees), and provide weekly home deliveries of fresh produce at no charge for the duration of the growing season (20 weeks)
2) Urban Orchard - Volunteer teams locate, monitor, and harvest fruit from edible foliage on public land to boost CSA and food pantry donations.
3) Community Garden - RRI is the only community garden in Aurora to provide on-site water, gardening resources (like tools and compost), and hands-on guidance to help new gardeners succeed. We also manage contributions from individual growers wishing to donate their excess harvest.
We are proud to call Aurora, Illinois home.