ABOUT SUNRISE 2018-12-03T10:31:02+00:00

Located at 1501 Learnard Avenue in Lawrence, Kansas.

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 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 system in which people of all ages and experiences live self-determined, healthy and meaningful lives.

Our Values

●        Our environment, and 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;    

●        Spreading social justice, personal empowerment, and positive systemic change for our whole community; and 

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

Melissa Freiburger, Executive Director


Emily Hampton, Director of Civic Engagement


Skyler Adamson, Lawrence Fruit Tree Coordinator


Board of Directors


Chavis Lickvar Armstrong, President

Becki DeRusseau, Treasurer

Chris De La Cruz, Secretary


Byron Wiley, Past President

Megan Poindexter

Kim Anspach

Paula Smith

Jennifer Smith

LAWRENCE, KS 66044, U.S.

Sunrise Project Board of Directors