About Us

Get to Know Sunrise Project

OUR MISSION:  Sunrise Project serves Douglas County by providing space and opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to build an equitable community through education, good food, and social connection. 

OUR VISION:  We envision a resilient community that provides for its own needs and offers opportunities for all people to grow and eat culturally appropriate foods, care for the land and one another. We are committed to creating an equitable community in which people of all ages and experiences live self-determined, healthy and meaningful lives.


As an organization, we value and prioritize;

  • Our environment, and strive to emphasize the importance of energy conservation, resource management, and the provision of healthy local food to the community;

  • Physical, mental and spiritual health, as well as general quality of life, as defined by each person for themselves;

  • Experiential and shared learning as a means of expanding food and environmental literacy,  valuing all knowledge, from technical to experiential;

  • Nurturing community relationships and cooperative experiences;   

  • Promoting social justice, personal empowerment, and positive systemic change for our whole community; and

  • Creatively accomplishing our mission and vision without sacrificing fun and beauty.


We offer responsive programming that is driven by the community and for the community. We operate under a shared learning model that honors our community’s strengths and offers people of all ages and backgrounds leadership of our programs and activities. Integral to our approach is social justice: we strive to ensure that all voices are heard and included in every aspect of our organization. And we value the important work of other community organizations.  Check out our variety of programs on our Activities page.



Meet our Sunrise Project team -- our board and staff -- on the Our Team page.