Green Our Planet returns to host the largest student-run farmers market in the nation on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Clark County Government Center at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway in downtown Las Vegas.
“The market is a great way to nurture students’ leadership capabilities and empowers them to make a difference in the world. This is the kind of experience that will foster the next Elon Musk or Greta Thunberg.” said Ciara Byrne, CEO of Green Our Planet.
Founded in 2013, Green Our Planet runs the largest school garden program in the United States working with more than 500 schools and impacting over 200,000 students. The garden program provides the ability for students to learn about nutrition, science, conservation and math through hands-on experience. The student-run farmers market will feature produce grown from 30 Clark County School District school gardens. Over 300 student farmers will be in attendance to sell their produce and crafts to the public with all proceeds returning to the schools to amplify and preserve the schools’ garden programs.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of something so special. It’s amazing to see how the Green Our Planet Giant Student Farmers Market brings the community together for a joyful event that celebrates our young Farmpreneurs,” stated Green Our Planet Champion Clark County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick. “This experience is a great way to teach students in our community essential nutrition and math skills and empower them to set up and run their own farmers market businesses.”
Green Our Planet will host this event with support from Clark County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick, Bank of Nevada, Clark County School District, United Way of Southern Nevada and Sprouts.
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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