October 24th, 2017
On Saturday, October 21st, friends and family, neighbors, workshop participants, and school gardeners gathered together to celebrate the end of a successful gardening season at The Big Garden's 2nd annual fall Harvest Festival. The FREE family-friendly event, held at The Big Garden's campus, drew a diverse crowd of more than 225 people representing many ages, ethnicities, and languages. Entertainment included singer-songwriter Jocelyn Music and bluegrass band The Dirty River Ramblers. There were also pony rides from LaRue's Little Horse Ranch, which proved very popular. Other favorite activities included face painting, the popcorn machine, a spooky sensory booth, and a haunted greenhouse. At the Harvest Festival, Executive Director Nathan Morgan publicly announced that The Big Garden paid off its entire campus mortgage this summer, just a year and a half after purchasing the property in north-central Omaha. The event was a great success, and fun was had by all.
Special thanks to our event sponsors: Slate Architecture and Schleisman Onken & Associates.