VENMO: @BensonCommunityGarden

Monetary donations help us afford garden upgrades and with various projects throughout the year. Thank you!!!

In addition to the list of needed items below, we accept donations by check or cash. Please make payable to:

Benson Community Garden
c/o 6004 Lafayette Avenue
Omaha, NE 68132-123


  • Lumber – cedar or pressure-treated (contact us for need)
  • Hand tools in good condition
  • Vegetable plants
  • Perennial fruit plants such as rhubarb, strawberries or asparagus, fruit bushes
  • Deep cycle batteries (12 v) for the solar power system
  • Solar-powered lights
  • Weed fabric rolls 36″ to 48″ wide
  • Gift cards to gas stations (fuel for mower, tiller, trimmer)
  • Gift cards to hardware stores/lumber yards
  • Gift cards to local nurseries to purchase plants


  • Pulling weeds in common area
  • Opening and closing the garden gates (morning/sunset)
  • Outreach (at various events)
  • Donation Coordination
  • Spreading wood chips between plot rows
  • Cleaning and organizing the tool shed
  • Turning the compost pile (weekly)

General Policies

  • Please contact us before dropping off any items to be sure we need them. 
  • By law, the valuation of any in-kind donation is the responsibility of the donor.
  • In-kind donations must be consistent with the activities, policies, mission, goals, and/or programs of Benson Community Garden
  • Due to lack of storage space, and resources, Benson Community Garden reserves the right to decline any in-kind donation.
  • Items that are accepted as in-kind donations by Benson Community Garden become our property and may be re-donated, sold, or discarded as need be.