Community Gardens

community gardeners

Community Garden; a piece of land shared by friends and neighbors for growing produce and flowers and providing opportunities for positive social interactions, recreation and education.

Why Belong to a Community Garden?

  • Improves the quality of life for people in the garden
  • Provides a catalyst for neighborhood and community development
  • Beautifies neighborhoods and reduces crime
  • Provides nutritious foods and a connection to the environment while reducing family food budgets
  • Creates Opportunity for recreation, exercise, therapy and education

How do I get involved in a Community Garden?

  • Help organize and build new gardens
  • Contribute soil, tools or other garden needs
  • Assist with public relations and fundraising
  • Connect with prospective gardeners
  • Assist in garden clean up, programs and social events

If you are interested in becoming a community gardener, please call 444-1770

Benefits of fresh fruits & vegetables

  • Fruits and vegetable consumption is critical to promoting good health
  • Eating a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables as a part of a healthy diet can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers
  • Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of potassium, fiber and vitamins A and C
 

Community Gardens in Omaha