City Sprouts’ mission is to use urban agriculture as a platform to develop equitable food systems, provide educational opportunities, and build community. City Sprouts is dedicated to working with Omaha-area residents, volunteers, and interns to grow vegetables, flowers, and herbs using environmentally responsible and sustainable cultivation techniques in our urban farms and community gardens. Established in 1995 as Omaha’s first community garden, the organization has since expanded to administer a seven-acre urban farm site, two community gardens, and two school gardens. Today, the organization works with the community to strengthen local food systems, improve community health, advance economic resilience and sustainability, and empower neighborhoods. City Sprouts develops and conducts educational programs to teach learners of all ages how to farm, garden, cook, preserve, and more. Educational programs include the Summer Urban Farming Internship for youth and young adults ages 15-21 (particularly youth from low-income households), the adult-oriented Growing Gardeners Workshop Series, and Little Sprouts garden education classes for young children, among many others. In 2022, City Sprouts introduced the Conservation Education Program Coordinator position to its staff to manage programming and outreach with the goal of advancing soil health and conservation practices among urban growers.