our history

HISTORY

Since 1995, City Sprouts has maintained a vibrant and thriving community garden in our half-acre plot at 40th and Franklin Streets in the Orchard Hill Neighborhood of North Omaha. We work with Omaha area residents and volunteers to grow vegetables, flowers, and herbs using environmentally responsible and sustainable gardening techniques. We provide a comfortable setting where people of diverse ages and backgrounds can work outside together.

In 2005 and 2006, we completed a major garden redesign at City Sprouts to build raised beds, improve the grading of the garden, to build more accessible paths, and to plant a variety of beautiful, native trees, flowers, and shrubs. Rebecca Anderson led this project, with the help of many individual donors and organizations. Also in 2005, we were generously given a house next to the garden, at 4002 Seward Street. The house is used for offices, classes, and other gardening, educational, and community activities. Contact learn@omahasprouts.org to take a tour of our education center and gardens!

 

In 2009, we first began preparing the new Decatur Street Urban Farm for cultivation. This half-acre site is just 1.5 blocks from the original City Sprouts community garden. At our urban farm, we provide employment for at-risk youth through our summer internship program. Projects at this garden are oriented more toward increased food production, in contrast to our more educationally oriented family gardens on Franklin Street.

 

FOR THE COMMUNITY

We are a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charity directed by a volunteer board. We are members of the American Community Gardening Association, the Omaha Council of Garden Clubs, the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum, the Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society, and the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands.

Sustaining Community Through Gardening
Since 1995

Call us:

402-504-1910

Visit us: 

4002 Seward St., Omaha, Nebraska 68111