The Big Garden began in 2005 with a goal of creating 12 community gardens in Omaha in 3 years. A little over ten years later, we have worked with schools, churches, and other non-profits to start more than 150 community gardens across Nebraska, Kansas, and Southwest Iowa!

We hold an open application season for new gardens during the winter months. Applicants are selected based on need and our capacity+funding. Priority is given to schools, faith communities, and organizations where we feel we can make the biggest impact.

Learn more about joining the Big Garden network!

Why community gardens?

Apply to become a Big Garden site.

  • Application period runs November-January 31st.
  • New gardens announced February 1st.
  • Gardens built by April 30th.

Questions? Contact, or call 402.898.9862.