Community Gardens in Lincoln


Community Crops coordinates many community gardens in Lincoln, Nebraska. The gardens are spread throughout the city to accommodate our participants. Our gardeners come from many different backgrounds and together they beautify our city while growing food for themselves. See the map below for the garden locations.

Plot fees are on a sliding scale basis, and financial assistance is available for everyone who qualifies.
If you have questions about the gardens, please contact us at or (402) 474-9802.

How do I become a community gardener?

Garden applications are available starting in February each year and are due March 15. We recommend signing up as soon as possible to ensure you get a plot in your preferred location.

Community Gardening Plots and Fees

  •  A small garden plot (10’x10′) costs $10 to $75 per growing season, depending on income.
  •  A medium garden plot (20’x10′) costs $20 to $150 per growing season, depending on income.
  •  All gardeners need to pay a $50 clean up deposit, which is refundable at the end of the season if you clean up your plot.

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2016 season – email or call our office at 402.474.9802 if you would like to be added to our wait-list!

See our gardens in action

This video features one of our many partners in the Community Garden program, Live Yes! Studios. Live Yes! does amazing work, helping developmentally disabled adults through arts education. For two years now, Live Yes! has had a garden plot at our Southminster garden, where clients grow food and explore nature. The video below was produced by Nolan Tredway.

Become a Community Garden Sponsor


Local businesses are instrumental in providing community garden space.  It’s great recognition for the business, and means more resources for growing food for the gardeners!

Community Crops Garden Map on Google

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Community Crops Garden Locations

46th Street Antelope Southern Heights 1st and L
Northeast Church Oak Lake Church Peter Pan Park 1st Presbyterian
Southminster Church 14th and Hudson Rosemont Church Newman Church

Starting a Community Garden with Crops

Are you interested in partnering with Crops to develop a community garden? Whether you have land already or want to work with an existing garden, we would like to partner with you. We have put together some suggestions on how a community garden best works.

AmeriCorps Members Serving with Community Crops


AmeriCorps members through ServeNebraska provide important service to the community and youth gardens, ensuring that everyone has access to healthy, local food. Positions start annually in September.