March 1, 2018

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 $57,000 to make our community a stronger, more just place.

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

Saturday, March 3rd 10am-12pm Family Garden Sing & Play + Fairy Storytime
Invite a friend and join us for a fun morning of board games, live music, and story time with the garden fairy! There will be a wide assortment of garden-themed games available for all ages. The Beets will also be onhand singing live, acoustic garden songs! Feel free wear fairy/garden-themed costumes!

Thursday, March 8th 6:30pm Discussion: Food Security & Climate Change
Nathan Morgan, Executive Director of The Big Garden, spent his recent sabbatical learning from experts and investigating the interconnection between food security & climate change. A January trip to Haiti also informs his current thinking. Join him to find out what he's learned, what current trends & research show, and what we can do moving forward.

Thursday, March 15th 6-8pm Seed: The Untold Story (movie & discussion)
Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Worshipped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. SEED: The Untold Story follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these reluctant heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. SEED features Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Winona Laduke and Raj Patel. 94 minutes.

Sunday, March 18th 12-5:30pm Bread for the World "Offering of Letters"
Stop by anytime during the day to write your own letter encouraging Congress to protect programs that help people struggling with hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world. We will provide everything you need to write a compelling letter. Take 10 minutes; make a difference.

Saturday, March 24th 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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