According to Feeding America, 34,570 children in the Omaha metropolitan area are “Food Insecure.” In addition, 40% of all children living in North Omaha are “Food Insecure.” Live Well Omaha states that over half of all children in the affected areas reported “rarely” eating fresh fruits and vegetables.
The goal of our IRS certified 501(c)3 non-profit organization is to provide fresh, locally grown, healthy food for socially and economically disadvantaged communities by using Aquaponics, Hydroponics and Urban Farming. Our re-circulating systems use 90% less water than traditional farming to grow pesticide free, naturally grown produce. In addition, our cutting edge school programs teach the principles of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.) by using “Hands On” experiential learning.
Gregory Fripp is the Founder and Executive Director of Whispering Roots. His bold vision and unwavering commitment to excellence has lead to the creation of innovative Urban Farming programs involving both the public and all levels of education including 2 and 4 year colleges.