Cultivating Community

Siembra Salud or “Grow Wellness” in English, is an at-home gardening and health initiative that uses gardening as a catalyst to address comprehensive health and social needs. Trained staff address and improve access to affordable produce in the southeast Omaha community through at-home gardening. They also provide education and training for families and community members to build, grow, and maintain their own culturally appropriate home gardens.

We’re entering our third year of the program and our programming will reach more than 30 families this year. Along with growing food, participants also engage in workshops on canning, cooking, and herbology.

Many different funders and donors have made this program a reality. A grant sponsored by Jose Labrador and the HDR Foundation is one of the groups that make this program possible. The program is having a snowball effect in people’s lives beyond growing vegetables. It’s opening doors to other programs and cultivating community among immigrant families. Learn more about our health and wellness initiatives on our Family and Community Well-Being page or watch the video above.