10 Years!

 

On April 23, 2011 (“Earth Day” that day in Omaha) the Benson Community Garden celebrated our groundbreaking ceremony. Now ten years later we have grown vegetables, worked to connect our community, and created a beautiful space for the neighborhood.

 

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OUR MISSION

We strengthen our community by providing an urban agricultural space where individuals and families can come together to grow farm-fresh foods, share tools and resources, and learn about gardening and nutrition.

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Tuesday, Feb 2, 2021

“Groundhog Day” at 8am

Join the Garden

Those who rent plots at the Benson Community Garden are called “members.” But, they’re more than just members …we are a family. In addition to growing food, many friendships have blossomed along the way.

Volunteer

Amazing individuals and organizations reach out to help keep the community garden going. From simply pulling weeds to building structures to improve the garden, volunteers are the backbone of support.

Support the Garden

From plot fees, we operate on an annual budget of $1440 (if we fill). Out of that comes insurance, supplies, fuel, tool replacement, upgrades, etc. Were it not for the generosity of individuals and businesses, we would not continue to exist. Consider a donation via VENMO today!

“Community” is Our Middle Name

The reasons people join a community garden are many. Some live in rental properties and need a space to till up and grow their own fruits and vegetables. Others might have too much shade at home to garden. There are many who just enjoy being part of something social to help the community.

Never Gardened Before?

Many of our members only dreamed of growing their own food before joining. Through their own research, talking with fellow members, and a little hard work, they have grown as quickly as their plants. It’s not hard. It takes patience, work, and a little water.

A Special Thanks to Our 2021 Sponsors

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