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Welcome.

This is a story of neighbors - of people living and working together - to bring forth a mosaic of plants, flowers, art, food, and soil… of generosity, fun, reverence, curiosity, and joy.

A group of non-profits, businesses and community members started to dream together, and a shared vision emerged. A vision of a harmonious community green space in Downtown Omaha - part garden, part prairie, part living art installation, and part gathering space. A pop-up sanctuary to connect people with nature!

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“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.”

-Margaret J. Wheatley

 

Our Beginning

For more than half a century, there was a Warren Distribution building at 727 South 13th Street in Omaha’s Old Market. It was torn down in 2018, and a patch of grass took its place. Janis Regier of Natural Therapy saw the lot from her window and wondered about creating a garden. So she did.

Then, she started thinking bigger. Warren Distribution and No More Empty Pots joined in, and invited The Nature Conservancy. As ideas developed, so did the team, including: Kinghorn Gardens, Sacred Seed Founder Taylor Keen, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Kaneko, and MVL Design.

Meet Our Team →

 
 

Sacred Seed

Taylor Keen is a on a journey to help bring the tradition and history of indigenous and heirloom seeds back to his native Omaha and Cherokee people. His non-profit, Sacred Seed, works to grow and spread the seed of traditional Indian corn. That corn, and the time-honored ways of growing it, are at the heart of this project.

 
Photo courtesy Taylor Keen.

Photo courtesy Taylor Keen.

 

Get Involved

Check out our events page and our volunteer page in the navigation at the top! You can also get the latest news on our Facebook page or on Instagram.