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Community Crops Program Grows Local Food

The Community Crops Program of Family Service Lincoln provides education, advocacy, and experiences to grow local food. True food security means that everyone in Lincoln has an adequate, consistent supply of healthy and culturally appropriate food to live productive lives.

The Crops program provides land access to local growers by stewarding fourteen sites and nearly nineteen acres of farms, gardens, and greenhouses. Crop's free educational series, one focused on business and marketing for small farmers and the other focused on teaching sustainable agriculture skills, will continue throughout the year.

Visit the Hub Farmer’s Market this summer, where the Crops Program team will provide SNAP and Double Up Food Bucks access to make the market accessible to more community members. To grow with them, visit their website for more information on how to apply for a garden or farm plot, as well as more information on their educational offerings.

The work Community Crops does alongside local growers helps increase the availability of healthy and culturally important foods in our community. You can support Community Crops in a variety of ways:

  • Support the annual Crops Plant Sale and get veggie, herb, and pollinator plants for your garden this season.
  • Donate to the Community Crops Program through to help maintain and grow all of these amazing programs and more.
  • Volunteer to help keep our growing spaces thriving.

To learn more about how the other programs of Family Service Lincoln are helping families thrive in our community, visit their website.