Summer Updates

We are surrounded by such an amazing community: our thank you’s to you all!

Thank you to each and every one of you who donated on Give to Lincoln Day. The collective impact for the city of Lincoln was outstanding. A special thanks to everyone who helped the Southern Heights Food Forest raise $14,214!!!! These funds make a tremendous difference in continuing to grow the forest.

Look!  We’re famous! 

Check out the new video intro to the Food Forest: many thanks to LNKTV Health for filming this fun episode of Shape of the City at the Food Forest. Meet Molly, our coordinator, learn some ways to make gardening easier and hear more about the progress in the Food Forest!

Thank you to Little Beaver Nursery

Located just north of Beatrice, Little Beaver Nursery donated hundreds of perennial plants to the Food Forest this spring. A wide variety of species are now in the ground and will be joining these existing pollinators in attracting insects soon.

Hugelkultur

Thanks to Ross Brockley and the Hugelkultur Institute, a new Hugelkultur bed has been established at the southwest end of the project. Temporarily covered in daikon radishes and other fast growing plants to hold the soil, it will soon have a wide variety of plants. This simple technique creates create soil and retains rain water on the property, providing years of benefits.  More information on Hugelkultur.

Community Time:

Come, Meet New Friends, Make a Difference.

“Every time I volunteer at the Food Forest, I learn something new, and have great conversations with the other volunteers who come. I always leave with a feeling of accomplishment and connection.”

 –Ingrid, Food Forest Volunteer

Volunteer Work Days, summer schedule: 8am – 11am
Sunday, July 8
Saturday, July 21
Sunday, August 12
Saturday, August 25

We’ve got plenty of tasks for any abilities, including soil moving, weeding, fence building, sign making and much more, so come on out!

Permie Breakfast Group

Join us most Tuesday mornings at 7am in July and August for an informal gathering to talk about permaculture and food forests. No prior knowledge is necessary, just bring your breakfast and stop by! It’s a great chance to check out everything that’s been happening at the Food Forest.  Event details here.

and finally, for those dedicated enough to still be reading…

Amy Brt Memorial Tree Planting

For those of you who have been part of the project from the beginning, you will remember our co-founder, Amy Brt, whose vision started off this great project. To honor Amy, we will be planting a Bur Oak in the Food Forest on Thursday, August 30, at 6:30pm. All are welcome to join us. Further Details

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