About

It all began with a conversation in the spring of 2012. Staff from two Lincoln-based nonprofits—Community Crops and Nature Explore—asked each other, “How can we make community gardens more active spaces?” More importantly, “How can we start to transform these spaces into catalysts for real community-building?”

From two to many…

Staff:

Volunteers:

Emeritus (with eternal gratitude):

In consideration for the overall sustainability of the project, we have intentionally established a diverse multidisciplinary Steering Committee to ensure the project is consistently viewed through a necessary variety of lenses. More importantly, each member truly believes in the core purpose of the Food Forest: building community around food, play and education.

Special thanks to all who have supported this project:

Erin Frank • Jessica Jones • Danielle Bilot • Chris Thody • Alex M. Houchin • Wally Graeber • Brandon Key • Borgschulte Family • Barbara Straus •Ron and Kay Fox • Colleen Anderson • Jeena Nelson • Danny S Tang • Nancy Rosenow • John & Julie Rose • Ed & Marilyn Nelson • Roger Renken •Westminster Green Team • Dallas Siewert • Deb Fountain • Stephanie Anthony • Justin Jones • Vivian Nguyen • Hunter Gatherer • Aubrey Streit Krug •Ashley Hamor & Paul McLean • Anne Hintz • Jennifer Wustmann • Joan Harvey •Kenny Dix • Ivan Sandoval • Ryan Kruse • DDIR of Chicago •Judy Greenwald • John & Sara Gilliam • Eleanor Brandt • Ryan & Tara McMaster • Margaret DeVivo • John Hintz • Alex & Mehgan DeSmidt • Matt Rudman • Greg & Kelly Wiley • Jeff Stelling • Haley Reimer • Rebecca Williams • John & Nancy Rosenow • Gerry Allen • Rachel Paseka • Katherine Milligan • Kim Carrasco • Nancy Packard • Jim & Mary Pipher • Zinaida Beynon • Sarah Gergen • Nancy Brt • Roberta Sandhorst • Nader & Ingrid Sepahpur •Ann Stubbendeck • Susan Alleman • Mike Ziri • Connie Roark • Elisabeth Reinkordt • Raymond & Ramona Meester • Kata Sage • Nathan Morris •Daniel Weyer • Doug & Kathy Carlson • Hawk Sullivan • Gary Bentrup • Chris Gentile • Lindstrom Family • Andrea Howard • Jim & Lisa Schultz •Julie Heinrich • Becca Ross • Jeff Lindstrom • Mike Ziri • Ruben Gonzalez • Wellness With Coach Kate • Benjamin Vogt • Stephanie Shinn and Timothy Walker• Ingrid Kirst • The Alsup Family • Mary Kravenas • Roger Doerr • Marcia Stewart • Ashley Parson • Amber Reinkordt • Alexandra Kissel & Michael Roth • Karee Shonerd • Katy Haima • Michael Kearney • Leah Sveen • Scot Adams • Brad and Juli Ring • Ken Kravenas • Glenn Rosko • Amy Bowden • Mark Kingstone • Heather Fox • Jill Primak • Sarah Niyazova • Pepe Fierro