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Green Our Planet Organizes The Nation's Largest Student-Run Farmers Market

Las Vegas, NV (Oct. 23, 2017) – Green Our Planet, in partnership with Switch, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, and Bank of Nevada, will help create the largest student-run farmers market in the nation on Thursday, November 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Zappos Campus in downtown Las Vegas.

The farmers market will feature over 300 students from 32 Clark County elementary, middle and high schools selling their school garden-grown produce and crafts to the community. Proceeds from the market go back to the schools to expand and maintain the schools’ garden programs.

The Outdoor Garden Classroom Program, founded by Green Our Planet in 2013, is a comprehensive learning experience for PreK-12 schools focusing on STEAM, nutrition, financial literacy and conservation education.

Gary Manning, a special education teacher from Coronado High School, says the school garden and farmers market are great tools for students to have a hands-on learning experience.

“At Coronado High School, we have been using our school garden to educate special needs students in nutrition, teamwork and patience, while hopefully preparing them for an agriculture or horticulture-related career. Having our students participate in the farmers market elevates their education by teaching them entrepreneurial and business skills. That’s not something you can teach easily from a textbook,” said Manning.

Green Our Planet organized the first student-run farmers market in Las Vegas at John S. Park Elementary School in 2013. Since then over 100 schools have run over 370 farmers’ markets throughout CCSD schools. Bank of Nevada will provide more than 30 volunteer bankers to assist students at their stalls.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for this year’s farmers market. For more information contact Mariana Johnson at 702.497.6848 or via email at

About Green Our Planet

Green Our Planet is a nonprofit conservation organization whose mission is to use outdoor garden classrooms as a powerful teaching tool to increase student test scores in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math), student nutrition and increase community engagement so that schools and local communities become more sustainable. Founded in 2013, Green Our Planet has helped fund and build 120 outdoor garden classrooms in the Clark County School District, thus creating the largest school garden program in the United States. Green Our Planet currently works with more than 3,000 teachers and impacts more than 75,000 students. Learn more at:

The public can also keep up with the latest Green Our Planet news and events through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Switch


Founded in 2000, this technology infrastructure ecosystem company, headquartered in Las Vegas, is built on the intelligent and sustainable growth of the internet. Switch founder and CEO Rob Roy has developed more than 350 issued and pending patent claims covering data center designs that have manifested into the company’s world-renowned data centers and technology solution ecosystems. Visit for more information.

About University of Nevada Cooperative Extension

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is an outreach unit of the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources. We design and deliver community programs to residents of Clark County with other agencies and volunteers. We learn about the needs of our county and develop programs to meet them. We offer education, training and instruction in Health & Nutrition; Children, Youth & Families; and Water, Horticulture, Economics & Environment.

An EEO/AA Institution.

About Bank of Nevada

With more than $18 billion in assets, Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL) is one of the country’s top-performing banking companies and is ranked #4 on the Forbes 2017 “Best Banks in America” list. Its primary subsidiary, Western Alliance Bank, is the go-to bank for business and succeeds with local teams of experienced bankers who deliver superior service and a full spectrum of deposit, lending, treasury management, international banking and online banking products and services. Western Alliance Bank operates full-service banking divisions: Alliance Bank of Arizona, Bank of Nevada, Bridge Bank, First Independent Bank and Torrey Pines Bank. The bank also serves business customers through a robust national platform of specialized financial services including Corporate Finance, Equity Fund Resources, Hotel Franchise Finance, Life Sciences Group, Mortgage Warehouse Lending, Public and Nonprofit Finance, Renewable Resource Group, Resort Finance, Technology Finance and Alliance Association Bank.


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