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Urban Gardens

The Community Development Division makes City-owned lots available for use as community gardens on an interim basis.  Ultimately, most of the lots will be used for new housing or other civic purposes.  While most of the lots are generally not available as permanent community gardens, a limited number have become permanent gardens. 

Lot inventory changes throughout the year.  Selected applicants must sign a Seasonal Gardening Agreement.  Click here to review a copy of the Seasonal Gardening Agreement.

For more information or to apply for a lot, 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. 

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.


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.


Urban Agriculture Resources

Shared-Use Commercial Kitchen for Local Food Production & Entrepreneurship

Zoning & Urban Farming: Things to Know in Omaha

Cottage Food Law

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

Omaha Plants Guide

Code Enforcement for Weeds, Litter, and Trees

Douglas County Health Department

Omaha Lead Registry

UNL Extension in Douglas and Sarpy County

Where to Recycle Everything

EPA Brownfields & Urban Agriculture: Guidelines for Safe Gardening Practices