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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 food insecurity in our communities.

The Big Garden was founded in 2005 as a program of United Methodist Ministries 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 180 community gardens in urban and rural communities throughout Nebraska, Kansas, and Southwest Iowa.

Interesting Info

Our staff + interns harvested more than 12,000 POUNDS of fresh produce this season which was donated to local pantries & food distribution programs.
Our educators teach school-year gardening classes in approximately 20 low-income schools in the Omaha area.
In 2019, 90% of the participants in our Grow-Your-Own program reported that they learned how to plant a seed or seedling; 92% learned to properly harvest.

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