Our Roots

Founded in 2017, Taproot Collective is a nonprofit organization with the mission to design and implement successful models of resilient local food systems. We partner with youth and families through collaborative partnerships and educational programs to ensure equitable access to resources.

Our vision is a city filled with thriving neighborhoods where youth and families have equitable access to healthy local food, dignified housing, and educational opportunities.

We operate with the guiding values of stewardship, integrity, justice, cultural humility, equity, excellence. These principles are central to everything we do.


Our partnerships

Taproot Collective is proud to have collaborative partnerships with groups and individuals that recognize urban agriculture and youth development as a vehicle for positive neighborhood development in Rochester, NY. 

Groups we partner with:

Foodlink & Lexington Ave Urban Farm
Nazareth College
Pearl Ministries
University of Rochester
UPrep Charter School
World of Inquiry School #58 Garden Club
Wilson High School Garden Club