Hands-on food nutrition, growing and cooking education programming using local, seasonal and affordable foods while integrating STEAM components (science, technology, engineering, art, and math).
Florence Community Garden
The Florence Community Garden is a welcoming and inclusive place for individuals, groups, and families to grow healthy, affordable fresh fruits and vegetables. By providing access to urban agriculture in the heart of the Florence, the garden helps families improve their food security and self-sufficiency while building and maintaining a sense of community.
PROJECT LOCALIZE is an educational program that helps classrooms identify and promote sustainable economic, cultural and social progress in their communities. Initially for high school students, Omaha is the first Project Localize site for elementary students. Students learn about what is happening in their own local food system. The students map their findings in a unique project where they interview food producers, farmers, and key stakeholders at the local level; create information artworks illustrating what sustainability looks like in their backyards; and share their findings with their communities as a lasting legacy.
Cisco Internet of Things (IoT)
Youth and young adults will engage in the Internet of Things and entrepreneurship training modules through hands-on STEM project based learning and workforce development program activities via the Cisco Networking Academy to explore innovation and problem solving for local food issues.
NMEP provides nutrition education to multi-generational audiences in community places like libraries, afterschool organizations, schools and churches. The education sessions feature local, seasonal and garden fresh foods while supporting development of self-sufficiency skills.