Growing healthy food, healthy kids, and healthy communities.

One out of every five children in the U.S. is at risk of hunger.
For African-American and Latino children, it's one in three.

Our goal is to reduce hunger by increasing access to fresh, healthy produce and teaching people to grow, cook, & preserve their own!

 The Big Garden was founded in 2005 by United Methodist Ministries through funding from the USDA's Community Food Project. The initial goal was to create 12 community gardens in three years. As of today, The Big Garden has helped to establish more than 160 community gardens in urban and rural communities throughout Nebraska, Kansas, and Southwest Iowa.

Short video featuring our partnership with Omaha's Nelson Mandela Elementary.