Thanks to your help, the Southern Heights Food Forest is rapidly growing! Trees have been planted, the outdoor classroom is active with young children playing and learning, and the community gardeners are cultivating their plots.
Now, you can continue the growing by donating as part of Give to Lincoln Day 2018: our forest garden needs ground cover plants and several new-to-you vegetables that come back year after year, including a host of popular indigenous food sources; and our outdoor classroom needs decking under certain areas, a new digging area, planter boxes, and culinary herbs for the kids to explore. We need signs that welcome visitors to our project, label key plants, and offer community guidelines for how this space should function.
Our vision is to change the way we think about and value public space as a community. We are creating a space where entire communities and families are coming together to interact with each other and with nature. Unique in the nation, our food forest includes a space embedded within where children can play freely while learning about nature. We are teaching each other about food and ecology, all while forming multi-generational relationships and demonstrating for homeowners and park goers the amazing abundance available right here in south east Nebraska.
Thank you for being a part of the Southern Heights Food Forest- we could not do this with out you!