Spring 2021 Updates

Due to moderate risk of COVID-19 spread, our office has reopened to walk-in visitors for limited hours, Monday-Friday. There is a limit of one visiting household in the office at a time. Mask are required for all visitors.

You can ask additional questions or pre-schedule appointments by leaving us a message at 402-474-9802 or info@communitycrops.org.

 

The gardens are currently full for the 2021 season, but we are still accepting applicants for our waitlist!  If you are looking for garden space, fill out our 2021 application form.

Looking for basic tips and resources for your garden this year? Check out the #MowingToGrowing campaign and pledge to grow some of your own food this season.

2021 Plant Sale Dates

The 2021 Community Crops Plant Sale will be pre-order, drive-thru pickup due to ongoing COVID-19 safety precautions. The online store will be open for orders April 26-30 with pick-up dates May 6-8.

Click here for more information and the latest updates.

A Note from the Executive Director:

 

As we navigate these challenging and uncertain times, I want to share some reflections from the past few weeks that have encouraged me as well as an update on our next steps.

As a new executive director, I could not be more proud of the nonprofit sector, local food organizations, and my staff. Behind the scenes, entire new communication structures are being woven within the nonprofit community of Nebraska and Lincoln to get up-to-the-minute updates shared quickly, as well as resources and ideas for the unique challenges of the current crisis. Organizations are transforming their operations to ensure folks get the critical services they need.

Those of us working on local food production issues are getting organized and talking about how we can do our part to help in the coming months. Whatever challenges are ahead, we know that spaces and resources to grow food locally will be more needed than ever, from the value of having access to healthy, fresh produce to the healing quality of digging in the dirt and spending time in nature. We will share more about our collective organizing in the coming weeks.

Finally, I am so proud of how incredible the staff of Community Crops has been. The organization quickly restructured for remote work, while staff are thinking creatively to redesign their approach to programming. We will continue to find ways to bring you the resources you need to grow local food, from new approaches to education to moving our Plant Sale online with safe pick-up options.

While there are many challenges ahead and we don’t have all the answers yet, I’m confident that our community will work together to build on the shared strength,  resilience, and kindness that makes Lincoln so special. Now more than ever, we remain committed to growing local food. Thank you for your support and be well!

Sincerely,

Megan McGuffey

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