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?

Our 2022 application process is now open to new gardeners! Apply by filling out the online application or visit our office, now located at 2530 Q St. for a paper copy. Paper copies can also be mailed to you by request.

Click Here for Online Garden Application

Applications are due by March 31st, and any applications submitted after this will be automatically deferred to the wait-list. Our gardens typically fill up quickly, before the deadline.

Community Gardening Plots and Fees

As a community gardener, you can expect to pay an annual plot fee, and an additional security deposit. Plot fees will differ based on the size of your plot, and if you qualify for financial assistance or not.  Your security deposit, which covers set up and clean up costs, is roll-able or refundable if you clean up your plot at the end of the year. It will also differ based on if you garden with financial assistance or not.

One garden plot is equivalent to 100 sq. ft (10′ x 10′), which is equal to 9.3 sq. meters (3.05m x 3.05m).  You can sign up for more than one plot, though we generally do not give more than 4 plots to one applicant due to demand and space limitations.

Below is the breakdown of the sizes and costs – both financial aid and full price rates are listed:

  •  1 plot [100sq ft./9.3sq. meters]: $10-$75
  •  2 plots [200 sq ft./18.6 sq. meters]: $20-$150
  •  3 plots [300 sq. ft./27.9 sq. meters]: $30-$225
  •  4 plots [400 sq. ft./37.2 sq. meters]: $40-$300
  •  A full price security deposit is $50, while reduced cost deposit for financial aid gardeners is $25, regardless of plot size.

Email or call our office at 402.474.9802 if you have questions about our program!

Community Crops Garden Locations

17th & F Antelope                            (35th & Sumner)


Southern Heights              (40th & Old Cheney) 46th & Pioneers *limited*
Newman Church (23rd & S) Oak Lake Church                 (1st & Adams)


Peter Pan Park                  (30th & Overland Trail) Alpha Kappa Alpha        (14th & D) *limited*
Mustard Seed                            (70th & Adams) Willard                                    (S. Folsom & W. B St) 14th and Hudson Knyaw *limited*

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