February 1, 2019

The Big Garden has been selected as Urban Abbey’s community partner for the month of March. Located in Omaha’s Old Market, Urban Abbey is a non-profit coffee shop and worship community founded by United Methodists. Through its community partnerships, Urban Abbey hosts events and donates a portion of their coffee bar proceeds to local non-profits. To date, they have donated more than $80,000 to make our community a stronger, more just place. We are grateful for their support and for the opportunity to represent as their community partner of the month!

Ways you can help:
• meet friends or co-workers for a coffee, tea, or smoothie at Urban Abbey
• encourage friends & family to stop by Urban Abbey
• attend our events at Urban Abbey

Thursday, March 7th 6-8PM
Prairie Talk with the Real @lancefromiowa 
Come learn all about one the most treasured + disturbed natural environments: the prairie ecosystem. We will discuss tips for visiting the prairie, how to prepare a site for a prairie installation, interesting varieties and medicinal uses of prairie plants, who lives in the prairie, and how we can work to save it. Prairie enthusiasts unite! Facilitator, Lance Brisbois works at Golden Hills RC&D in Oakland, Iowa, serves on the Board of the Iowa Prairie Network and is notorious on Instagram (@lancefromiowa) for his beautiful prairie photography.

Friday, March 22nd 6:30pm
Film Screening: Love Letters from the Resistance
This newly-released documentary by local filmmakers Karalee Padilla and Lynn Sanchez follows 8 dynamic women on their paths to strengthen the local food system. Come & be inspired to join their ranks! 48 minutes, with discussion following. Preview the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EidkY5gF-Ls

Saturday, April 6th 10am-12pm Easter Egg-stravaganza
Bring the whole family to pet *real live bunnies* from Camp Fontanelle, receive your first Easter egg of the season, and create your own little microgreen garden! It will be a lovely day!

Urban Abbey is located at 1026 Jackson Street in Omaha's Old Market.
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