By Brittany Ward
March 11, 2019
It shouldn’t take much convincing to come out and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early, especially with an important organization like Community Crops. This Thursday, at Duffy’s Tavern from 5 to 7 p.m., Community Crops will be hanging out and buying your first beer when you donate at the door.
“Community Crops began in 2003 with one community garden and has grown to 10 gardens in the city as well as an established farmer training program, mobile vegetable van and programs on youth garden education,” said office manager and grant writer Barb Brockley.
This is the first year that Community Crops has held Go Green For Crops, but would like to make this an annual event. Having an event like this allows for people to sit down and learn more about Community Crops one on one in a more relaxed environment.
The Lincoln-based nonprofit provides education, advocacy and experiences to grow local food with the use of its community gardens, farmer training program, school gardens and the mobile veggie van. If you wish to have your own garden, applications are available for 2019 on the website. Cost is scaled based on income so everyone is able to afford to have a garden.
“There are two events that I look forward to every year and those are the plant sale in May (May 3 and 4 this year) and our annual Feast on the Farm in August,” said Brockley.
Brittany Ward is a multimedia intern with KZUM.