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Year Founded:
2005
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Nathan Morgan
Main Address:
5602 Read Street
Omaha, NE 68152

What We Do

The Big Garden grows healthy food, healthy kids and healthy communities by building school gardens, teaching kids how to grow, cook, and preserve fresh produce, and providing education to address the systemic nature of hunger in our communities.

The Big Garden was founded in 2005 through funding from the USDA's Community Food Project. The initial goal was to create 12 community gardens in three years. As of today, The Big Garden has helped to establish more than 160 community gardens in urban and rural communities throughout Nebraska, Kansas, and Southwest Iowa.

Interesting Info

We have partnered with over 100 organizations to develop gardens across Nebraska.
In 2018 we taught over 1000 low-income kids how to grow their own produce.
We want every young person in the Omaha metro to know how to grow, cook, and preserve fresh vegetables.

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