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URBAN GARDENS

The Housing and Community Development Division has City-owned lots which may be used for community gardening on an interim basis.  Ultimately, these lots will be used for new housing or other civic purposes, and so they are not available as permanent community gardens.  Please click on the following link to see an interactive Map of Available Lots for 2018 along with other pertinent information about each lot.

To apply for a lot, please fill out the the following online form by the end of the day on March 15, 2018.  Depending on demand, some lots may still be available after the deadline, so please check back.  If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 402-444-5150 ext. 2021.

Selected applicants must sign a Seasonal Gardening Agreement.  Click here to review a copy of the Seasonal Gardening Agreement.

  Vacant Lots Toolkit

We are pleased to announce that the Vacant Lot Toolkit is now available for viewing or download.  Click on the link or picture below to view or download the document.

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  Vacant Lots to Gardens Interactive Journal

Check out our Vacant Lots to Gardens Interactive Journal and see the great work Omaha gardeners have done on the vacant lots they've converted to neighborhood gardens.

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  Urban Agriculture Resources

Shared-Use Commercial Kitchen for Local Food Production & Entrepreneurship 

Zoning & Urban Farming: Things to Know in Omaha

Omaha Public Library - Common Soil Seed Library, classes and more

Omaha Plants Guide

Douglas County Health Department

Omaha Lead Registry

UNL Extension in Douglas and Sarpy County

EPA Brownfields & Urban Agriculture: Guidelines for Safe Gardening Practices