Raise the Roots, an organization aiming to educate Omahans and strike up conversations about regional sustainability issues, is hosting a community event this coming Sunday, Jan. 17. With the desire to not only discuss the issues and educate the residents of Omaha, but truly change our way of living in this city, Raise the Roots hosts events that are designed around these ideals. Live music, local food, art, presentations and the chance to learn about how to support a variety of local organizations are just a few of the things you will experience by attending this event. Add to the list the opportunity to gain understanding on how to create a brighter, greener Omaha by enjoying local food and learning about clean energy and other sustainable living efforts in the region. The chance to build a community around sustainable initiatives is what this event is all about, but being able to taste food from local chef Colin Duggan of Kitchen Table isn’t a bad reason to attend either. And, children are welcome! This is an all ages event with hands-on activities for kids and information booths, plus demonstrations from local organizations. I don’t know why you would need another reason to attend, but knowing your going to an event with a good cause might help convince you, the proceeds will benefit the Nebraska Farmers Union. Around 6:00 p.m. live performances will begin from Jocelyn, David Corbin, Topher Booth, Carl Miller & The Thrillers. Come support a local organization working to make Omaha, the city you live in and love, better than it already is.
Sunday, January 17
Raise The Roots
The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple Street
5:00-8:00 p.m., Adults $7/Free for children 12 and under