The Outdoor Equity Alliance

The Outdoor Equity Alliance (OEA) removes barriers and inspires people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, and income levels to enjoy the outdoors and become more involved in the natural world. We work in partnership with other organizations and businesses to increase opportunities to learn, work and play outdoors.

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Alex Rivera and Upward Bound participants

Upward Bound Agrihood Program Kick-off

This past Saturday (10/5) we kicked off our latest Agrihood Program with a group of great new interns from the Upward Bound Program at MCCC. We played a team-building game where the interns created skits imagining they were farmers living in the year 2522.

Desmond Hayes of GeoGreens

Partner Spotlight: Desmond Hayes, GeoGreens

GeoGreens is a farm that uses Hydroponics, a process that uses water and nutrients, instead of soil, to produce crops. By employing this method, he can farm indoors – using grow lights and 90% less water than conventional farming techniques.

Festival Season: Networking!

This month has been a choc full of productive and fruitful meetings, tabling events, and other networking opportunities that have allowed us to continue spreading the word of the OEA. Events we attended included the Rainbow Moon Festival and more.

Tyrell Smith and friends

Juneteeth Success!

The OEA celebrated...
Desmond Hayes of GeoGreens

Partner Spotlight: Desmond Hayes, GeoGreens

GeoGreens is a farm that uses Hydroponics, a process that uses water and nutrients, instead of soil, to produce crops. By employing this method, he can farm indoors – using grow lights and 90% less water than conventional farming techniques.

Festival Season: Networking!

This month has been a choc full of productive and fruitful meetings, tabling events, and other networking opportunities that have allowed us to continue spreading the word of the OEA. Events we attended included the Rainbow Moon Festival and more.

Tyrell Smith and friends

Juneteeth Success!

The OEA celebrated...

Festival Season: Networking!

This month has been a choc full of productive and fruitful meetings, tabling events, and other networking opportunities that have allowed us to continue spreading the word of the OEA. Events we attended included the Rainbow Moon Festival and more.

Tyrell Smith and friends

Juneteeth Success!

The OEA celebrated...

OEA Featured Partner

THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF MERCER COUNTY

Founded in 1937 by a group of prominent Trenton business owners, the Boys Club of Trenton was formed to provide building-centered recreation programs and services for the children and young people of Trenton. Today the Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer County provides young people throughout Mercer County, ages 5-18, with social, enrichment and recreational activities. Programs are offered after school, on weekends, and over the summer, and focus on improving youth outcomes in education, developing social emotional competency and leadership skills, as well as teaching youth to develop healthy lifestyles through physical activity and nutrition, and to grow to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.

Each year, more than 2,600 young people from around Mercer County, attend Boys and Girls Club of Mercer County programs. And each summe more than 700 children and teens enjoy swimming, art, sports, dance, STEM and exciting field trips through Boys and Girls Club Summer Camps.

Boys and Girls Club of Mercer County’s operations are focused around two Clubhouses: 212 Centre Street in Trenton, and 1040 Spruce Street in Lawrence. The organization also provide After School Programs at 8 public schools in the Trenton and Ewing school districts and offers free busing to its Spruce Street Clubhouse from several Lawrence schools.

Visit www.bgcmercer.org

How The Outdoor Equity Alliance Helps

  • Working to make the outdoor spaces accessible, welcoming, and equitable for emerging communities and everyone.
  • Fostering a growing sense of responsibility for and stewardship in the environment.
  • Creating educational, vocational, and civic experiences in nature to equip the next diverse generation of environmentally conscious citizens in Mercer County and beyond.
2022 OEA Interns working at Capital City Farm

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