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The Big Garden began in 2005. Initially funded by the USDA's Community Food Project, the Big Garden had a goal of creating 12 community gardens in three years. Five years later the Big Garden included 26 gardens in the metro-Omaha area and added a sister project, the Big Rural Garden, in Southeast Nebraska. Today, the Big Garden is a network of over 100 community gardens in metro-Omaha and rural and semi-rural communities in Nebraska, Kansas, and Iowa---and growing!

 

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Summer Program Summary Available

Summer Program Summary Available

 October 16, 2014   During the summer of 2014, Big Garden interns taught 9 classes and interacted with more than 200 children each week. One participant said, "I learned new methods of planting...

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Harvest for Hunger Yields Bounty

Harvest for Hunger Yields Bounty

 October 15, 2014   Volunteers of all ages gathered to participate in United Methodist Ministries' first Harvest for Hunger Day of Service on Saturday, October 4th. The day consisted of gleaning field...

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October is Farm to School Month

October is Farm to School Month

 October 10, 2014 Governor Heineman declared October "Farm to School Month" in the state of Nebraska. This is in recognition and support of the new "Farm to School Program" being facilitated...

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