Addressing and improving access to affordable produce in the southeast Omaha community through backyard garden education and training.
Our community cultivadoras, trained in urban agriculture and healthy living, utilize a place-based approach to address food insecurity in southeast Omaha. Families are provided with education and training to learn how to build, grow and maintain their own garden. This project is also a catalyst to
address other social needs through community resource connections and direct assistance for other unmet needs. Most of our participants were first- time gardeners, and all but one family fell under 100 percent of the federal poverty guidelines, based on household size.