The Benson Community Garden is located on the lot at the corner of 60th & Lafayette Streets in Omaha, Nebraska. Our garden has 36 garden plots for individuals/families to grow their own fruits and vegetables.
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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Wednesday, Feb 23, 2022
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.
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.