Urban Roots Garden Classrooms

Reno, Nevada

“Without the generosity of Black Rock Solar and the craftsmanship of their staff, the Urban Roots Farm would be left in the dark. But fortunately, the sun is shining on Urban Roots Farm.”

Jeff Bryant, URGC Executive Director

Reno is growing greener, thanks to Urban Roots Garden Classrooms! Black Rock Solar awarded Urban Roots a Sunshine Grant to fund installation of a 2.9 kW off-grid, battery-backed photovoltaic array that powers two office “pods” and various lights. Urban Roots’ Reno site is a teaching garden, designed to help kids and adults get hands-on with their food.

This was Black Rock Solar’s first off-grid installation since our very first project at Burning Man 2007. We’re happy to help Urban Roots, one of our GREENevadapartners, achieve their goal of energy independence while bringing excellent educational opportunities to our community.