BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SARAH SORTINO RD, LMNT
MEGHAN MCLARNEY, RD, LMNT, CDE
TRACEY BENDAMS, BS ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Executive Director, Focus in Sustainability and Land Stewardship
AMY VOLKMAN, RD, LD, LMNT
MIRIAM ZAMBRANO, MS, RDN, LMNT
Founding Member, Advisor
ANNA CURRY MS, RD
Culinary and Nutrition Project Manager, Advisor
OUR GOAL AND VALUES
Why We Matter
Our goal is to provide a four-season nature learning environment accessible to all walks of life. We will create opportunities to gather, play, learn, grow, eat, and discover.
Integrity, Belonging, Well-being, Nourishment, Service, Enrichment, Connection, Stewardship, Balance, Joy and Wonder.
We believe in
Longevity: We will promote longevity by creating an environment that supports making small changes to the way we live to lead longer, healthier, and more purposeful lives.
Evidence-Based Education: We learn by doing. Our goals is that everyone who participates with Blossom & Wood will leave feeling empowered, enriched, and enlightened and excited to come back for more. We will have opportunities for learning at every corner from hands on application, imaginative play, ask our master gardener, cooking classes, and curriculum based children’s programming. As registered dietitians we are dedicated to using the most current research to support our curriculum.
Access for Individuals with Special Needs: We will have raised garden beds to allow for individuals with physical disabilities access to the abundant benefits of gardening.
Certified Organic: We plan to apply to be a certified organic garden by 2023. It is our goal to start organic practices from the beginning so that we can feel confident feeding the community the best quality produce Omaha has to offer.
Zero Waste: We plan to apply to a be a certified zero waste facility by 2023. We will be leaders in the Omaha area for sustainability and zero waste practices by reducing waste, water, and energy consumption.
Peace: Our goal is to provide a space of peaceful contemplation so individuals can come and rejuvenate in the natural surroundings.
Community: Blossom & Wood is a way to gather. Organizations, families, groups, schools, and individuals can connect through Blossom & Wood and develop lasting bonds through engagement with nature. By volunteering with Blossom & Wood, the community will feel the connection nature brings to ourselves and our surroundings.
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