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Lincoln Community Foundation Southern Heights Food Forest Fund

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In the spring of 2014, a consortium consisting of Community CROPS, Nature Explore and SouthernHeights Presbyterian Church will be breaking ground on a food forest, in order to create a publicly accessible space focused on food production and outdoor education that inspires and educates our community. We believe this space will result in a more environmentally literate community that is committed to conservation and land stewardship.

Located in Lincoln, Nebraska, the Southern Heights Food Forest will include a variety of elements that will change the way we eat, play and interact as a community. The two-acre space at Southern Heights Presbyterian Church will include Nebraska’s first Food Forest, a Nature Explore® Outdoor Classroom, and an expansion of the existing community gardening plots on site. By creating a dynamic space that is organized around the value of food and the outdoors, we aim to develop a catalyst for grassroots community development – where children can play safely, where we learn about the value and possibilities of food, and most importantly where meaningful, lifelong relationships are built among Lincoln's residents.

Where it's at:

5750 S. 40th Street
Lincoln, NE 68516
United States

Garden type:

community garden

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Garden beneficiaries:

families and food insecure people

Number of people reached:

200 000

What this project needs:

fruit bushes
fruit trees

Project leaders:

Ingrid Kirst
Sarah Peetz

About us:

KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.  

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Kitchen Gardeners International
3 Powderhorn Drive,
Scarborough, ME, 04074, USA
(207) 956-0606