Who We Are

Wimberly’s Roots is a non-profit organization and outreach project that addresses many of the fundamental challenges facing our community. Our nutrition, culinary, agriculture, and environment education programming is coupled directly in efforts to provide accessible fresh foods and ready, nutritious meals to those who need them. 

 

We seek to build cross-generational relationships through the foundational human practices of cooking and farming. Our classes and volunteer opportunities complement our mission through providing opportunities for education in the art of food and hands-on experience from seed to plate. 

 

We intend to empower people to gain the knowledge and skills needed to grow their own food, access healthy food and health-related information in the community, and improve their nutrition.

Our food-related resources are available to neighborhood residents in Winder and those involved with various groups located at the Wimberly Center for Community Development and the surrounding Barrow County area, including the senior center and Boys and Girls Club. 

Mission and Purpose

Wimberly’s Roots provides gardening and culinary training and services that educate the community on sustainable, healthy growing and cooking practices in order to enhance food security in the Barrow County area. These services utilize the expertise of volunteers, farmers, growers, chefs, nutritionists, educators and other related professionals. 

 

The specific objectives and purpose of this organization shall be:

  1. to further the education of our community in the fields of sustainable agriculture, conservation of natural resources, nutrition and culinary safety and sanitation;

  2. to provide learning opportunities (facilities, equipment, professionals, food access,  programs, and events) for our community to engage in the promotion of and participation in gardening and healthy cooking;

  3. to collaborate and advocate for the advancement of the Farm to School efforts in our community

Community services:

  • Culinary education opportunities

  • Collaboration with local organizations

  • Job training and marketable skills for at-risk youth and young adults

  • Community involvement opportunities for older people

  • Cooking classes for the local community of all ages

  • Gardening education and outreach

  • Accessible and quality food resources

  • Healthy eating education

  • Part-time volunteer and employment opportunities

Contact us:

770-867-7495

ext. 1028 or ext. 1007

info@wimberlysroots.com

Fax: 770-307-0126

Wimberly's Roots is located at the Winder Center for Community Development

163 Martin Luther King Jr Dr

Winder, GA 30680