September 25, 2015
The Big Garden is pleased to announce that it has received joint grant funding of $40,000 from AgriBank and Farm Credit Services of America to implement new gardens in the Omaha area over the next three years. The new gardens funded by AgriBank and FCSAmerica will allow The Big Garden to increase its annual production by 25,000 pounds by 2018. The planned gardens are on top of the 10 gardens already built with support from AgriBank and FCSAmerica, both of which are part of the Farm Credit System.
"By partnering with over 100 schools, community organizations and congregations to develop community gardens, and teaching hundreds of children and adults how to grow their own food, the Big Garden is having a huge impact on food insecurity in our community" said Nathan Morgan, Executive Director of the Big Garden. "We are grateful for the support of Agribank and FCSAmerica in this work."
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