Each year, the Big Garden offers grants to schools, faith communities, non-profits, and other organizations who are interested in starting community gardens in their location. These entities become official Big Garden sites, receiving free seeds and seedlings annually, regular technical support, access to our volunteer network for projects, and educational programming in the first three years. To date, the Big Garden has helped to start more than 150 community gardens in Nebraska, Kansas, and Southwest Iowa.

The Big Garden also offers small grants for existing Big Garden sites to build high tunnels, pathways, or other structures.

Why are community gardens so important?

Click here to learn more about our program.

If you would like to speak with someone about starting a community garden, contact Matthew Cronin
                                                                                                                                         Program Coordinator