Give & Grub
Give & Grub
Please Join the Truck Farm Garden Contest!! More details –> Garden Contest
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The Truck Farm Garden Contest is simple: plant a seed in the most creative place you can think of, watch it grow, snap a photo and email it to us (along with your name and age) before June 1st at email@example.com. Judges Alice Waters, Marion Nestle and Michael Pollan will pick the winners, to be announced by June 10th. This year’s winners will receive a special signed copy of the Truck Farm DVD, and all entrants will have their garden’s photo posted on the Truck Farm website!
Do you need seeds? Let us know.
Today students had a special treat with Truck Farm Omaha. Not only did the young women meet FLOPSY, an urban backyard chicken in Omaha, but they took home fresh brown eggs. One student asked “does the brown wash off of the egg?”
Call or Email us today: firstname.lastname@example.org or 402.740.6479
Please nominate Truck Farm Omaha before Friday, November 30th
Please, take a few minutes to nominate our program to win $10K. The money will go toward MORE urban farming programming in the Omaha area. Help us help more youth learn about the benefits of growing food in the city. Help us Share the Good!
Nominate here: www.seedsofchangefoods.com/sharethegood
Community Farm, Garden or Organization: Truck Farm Omaha
City, State, Zip Omaha, Nebraska 68132
Proprietor: Chelsea Taxman
Truck Farm Omaha is a mobile garden dedicated to educating Omaha-area youth about healthy eating, sustainable agriculture and the benefits of growing one’s own food.
Educate Omaha-area youth about where their food comes from and the benefits of eating locally
Engage urban youth in producing fresh food
Provide a fun, healthy and environmentally friendly safe-space for youth to interact with the food system
Promote healthy lifestyles by encouraging better eating and exercise habits.
In our first season, TFO has achieved these goals by:
-Educating more than 1,200 youth and 1,000 adults through hands-on presentations and garden activities
-Visiting more than 40 different schools, youth organizations, and community groups across the Omaha metro area including Girls Inc., Hunger Free Heartland, Completely Kids, the D2 Center, Children’s World, Farmer’s markets, and more.
-Distributing more than 1,500 seed packets to aspiring young gardeners
-Growing more than 30 lbs of produce in the back of the Truck and distributing to youth
-Providing each child a chance to try something new (e.g. taste new vegetable, plant an unfamiliar seed)
-Encouraging youth to engage in the food system and show them how they can make a positive impact
Are you looking for some seasonal activities to do at home or in the classroom?
We are featured this month on the front page as a “Program that works!”
Remember we are still visiting schools and youth programs during the winter. Contact us for a visit today! truckfarmomaha(at)gmail.com
“A group of students and I participated in great lesson by Truck Farm Omaha. The teacher knew her stuff and the kids liked tasting the growing treats!” - Alberto Varas, Jr.