A community garden is a shared piece of land where people who do not have their own space for growing food can have a space to plant a garden.

Community gardens improve quality of life by: gardeners at work in community garden plots

  • growing nutritious food
  • reducing family food expenses
  • bringing families together
  • encouraging social interaction among garden participants
  • providing opportunities for recreation and exercise

Check with your local Nebraska Extension Office to learn what organizations may be offering community gardens in your Nebraska county, or contact the Extension Office in your state for other locations. The American Community Garden website is a source of information about community gardens throughout the nation.