Posted by Kurt | Posted in News | Posted on 04-06-2012
The Prairie Gators, a local Cajun music band will perform 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. this Saturday, June 9th at the Benson Community Garden, 1302 N 60th Street. The event is free and open to the public, but donations to support the nonprofit organization will be accepted. The performance will be the first of the garden’s “Music in the Garden” concert series. It will also mark the first event on the garden’s new “Earth Stage” – a landscaped elevated stage in the southwest corner of the lot.
Because seating is limited, attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs.
The Benson Community Garden is looking for other local bands to perform at the outdoor venue this summer. Artists interested in performing should call Kurt Goetzinger at (402) 714-0290 or email Goetzinger2@cox.net
The Benson Community Garden is a non-profit organization founded in 2011. The garden features 36 individual/family plots and a new “Neighbor Garden” which will provide free fresh fruits and vegetables to the neighborhood.
For more information, visit www.BensonGardens.com or www.facebook.com/GoetzingerGardens or call (402) 714-0290
Posted by Kurt | Posted in News | Posted on 01-04-2012
Thanks to EVERYONE who attended today’s Benson Community Garden “Introductory Meeting”. What a super turnout!
Here are the links we discussed and promised we’d post…
It’s going to be an amazing year!
Posted by Kurt | Posted in Donations, News, Supporters | Posted on 23-02-2012
Located at 1302 North 60th Street on the south side of Omaha’s historic Benson neighborhood, Benson Community Garden, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation registered with the State of Nebraska. We are looking for individuals who would be interested in becoming members of the garden; volunteers who will help us operate the garden; and sponsors to support our mission.
We are looking for dedicated community gardeners this year who can, in addition to working their own plot, help maintain the outside-of-the-fence neighbor garden and common areas. In a nutshell …we need YOU!
Last year we had a few gardeners who planted their plots and abandoned it. That was a challenge for everyone, especially the folks who had to adopt the gardens. Before applying, please seriously consider the commitment of time it takes to maintain a thriving garden …especially during those critical hot weather weeks in August. It’s sweaty, but it’s FUN!
To 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.
The garden also serves as an open air venue for entertainment as well as educational opportunities where people can learn about and discuss local foods, nutrition and sustainability.
To become involved in the garden, please click HERE and fill out the form. Or you can email BensonGardens@gmail.com and let us know what you’re interested in.
Posted by Kurt | Posted in News | Posted on 22-09-2011
“A Celebration of the First Harvest”
Saturday, October 1, 2011
5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Benson Community Garden
1302 N. 60th Street
Celebrate our successful first season at this fundraiser event for the Benson Community Garden! Enjoy an exciting, fun-filled evening of LIVE MUSIC, BEER GARDEN, PRETZELS, FOOD & great, friendly people!
(100% of the proceeds to support the Benson Community Garden)
6:00 p.m. – The Travelling Mercies
7:00 p.m. – Chasing Turtles
8:00 p.m. – Johanna Missak
9:00 p.m. – Brad Hoshaw
10:00 p.m. – TBA
The Benson Community Garden is located on the southern side of Omaha’s historic Benson neighborhood, providing space for individuals and families to grow farm fresh produce for their personal consumption. The Oktoberfest event will help the Garden expand its neighborhood “pick-your-own garden” with hundreds of square feet of free vegetables.
MISSION: “To 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.”
Posted by Kurt | Posted in News | Posted on 07-08-2011
Click HERE for the July 23rd article.
Posted by Kurt | Posted in News | Posted on 21-07-2011
The Benson Community Garden gardeners are meeting at 10:00 a.m. for brunch at the nationally famous Leo’s Diner on Maple Street.
Posted by Kurt | Posted in News | Posted on 09-06-2011
Omaha Yard Waste collections behind schedule. City officials are steaming. The solution? COMPOST IT! Help spread the word by changing your Facebook and Twitter account profile picture to this picture (below) for a few days.
Right click on the picture, select “Save Image As”, save it to your computer. Go to Facebook and Twitter and upload it. It’s easy. It only takes a moment.
Posted by Kurt | Posted in News | Posted on 30-04-2011
MAY DAY BARBECUE and GARDEN WORK DAY
Sunday, May 1 · 10:00am – 3:00pm
Benson Community Garden
1302 North 60th Street
Please join us at the Benson Community Garden on Sunday, May 1st (May Day) for a garden work day and BBQ.
To prepare the garden for the season, we will be tilling plots, cutting lumber to 3/4 frame the plots (and protect them from erosion), mapping out the common area, etc.
Please bring tools, including Roto-Tillers, shovels, etc.
Hot Dogs and buns will be provided. Side dishes and drinks are welcome.