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For gardeners who live in the Omaha metropolitan area, 2010 growing season. 

 

*** Kids Garden Club special events in green *** 

  

  

  

MARCH 

 

Workshop: 

Rain Gardening 

Saturday, March 20
9 a.m. to noon
Metropolitan Community College, Fort Omaha Campus, Building 7
30th and Fort Streets
 

Steven Rodie, UNL landscape horticulturalist 

Sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality and the City of Omaha  

$20 fee includes a manual 

Pre-register with Nancy at 397-7158 or greengardens@lovgren.com  

  

(NOTE: Rain Gardening workshop is repeated from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25, or from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 27, at the Douglas County Extension Office, 8015 W. Center Road)   

  

 

 

Workshop: 

Starting a Vegetable Garden 

6:30 p.m. Monday, March 29 

UNL Douglas/Sarpy Extension, 

8015 W. Center Road  

Cost: $15 

Pre-registration form & payment due March 25 

Print out form: 

http://douglas-sarpy.unl.edu/pdf/2010_veg_class.pdf  

  

  

  

APRIL 

 

April 1: Application Deadline, "Grown In North Omaha" 

Community Garden Start-Up Assistance 

North Omaha Neighborhood Association 

Providing volunteers, seeds and materials, expertise, tools, etc. 

To apply, contact northOgardens@gmail.com  

or mail application to: 

Grown In North Omaha  

2221 N. 24th sT. 

Omaha, NE 68110  

 

EARTH DAY ACTIVITIES: 

 

April 22 

UNO Earth Day Celebration 

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Pep Bowl, north of the stadium 

For information: Gillian Cromwell 

553-1989 

gcromwell@unomaha.edu  

 

SPECIAL EVENT FOR KIDS GARDEN CLUBS: 

April 22 

Earth Day Workshop: 

The Garden Art of Neecy Twinem 

 

 

 

Earth Day 

Thursday, April 22 

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

Compass Ministries 

1723 N. 33rd St. 

Reserved for after-school students from Compass and the Wesley Academy  

Provided by a grant from www.AfterSchoolTreats.com  

  

  

Global Youth Service Day 

Friday through Sunday, April 23-25 

www.gysd.org  

  

  

April 29 

Spring Blooms Family Nature Walk 

Lauritzen Gardens  

100 Bancroft St. 

Free for members 

Check for departure time 

www.lauritzengardens.com  

  

  

MAY 

 

Planting Day 

Wednesday, May 12 

3:30 to 6 p.m. 

Wesley Academy, 2001 N. 35th St. 

Wesley Academy Kids Garden Club 

Volunteers welcome! 

Arrange at least 3 days in advance with susan@kidsgardenclub.org  

  

  

Planting Day 

Saturday, May 15 

10 a.m. to noon 

Skyline Ranches Neighborhood Kids Garden Club 

Arrange for space at least 3 days in advance with susan@kidsgardenclub.org  

  

  

May 15 

Spring Into Spring Festival & Plant Sale 

Lauritzen Gardens  

100 Bancroft St. 

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

www.lauritzengardens.org  

  

  

 

  

This would be a great month to tour the Garden of the Senses at the Henry Doorly Zoo, and/or Lauritzen Gardens, 100 Bancroft St.; free admission if you have a family membership, or else admission fees are charged. But both gardens are well worth it! 

  

 

JUNE 

 

SPECIAL EVENT FOR KIDS GARDEN CLUBS: 

Kids' Field Trip Day 

Tour of the Omaha Farmers Market 

Saturday, June 5 

Meet at 10 a.m. at 11th and Jackson and look for the Kids Garden Club sign 

Q&A with Vic Gutman, executive director of the Omaha Farmers Market 

10 a.m. - 11 a.m. presentation and tour 

All minors must be accompanied by a supervisor aged 16 or older 

Each student in a group that is affiliated with www.KidsGardenClub.org will receive a coupon underwritten by Mr. Gutman and other donors to buy something at the market! 

Pre-register by June 1 to susan@kidsgardenclub.org  

  

 

SPECIAL EVENT FOR KIDS GARDEN CLUBS: 

Family Tour of Kids' Gardens 

Sunday, June 27 

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Visit at least one other garden in our network 

One student to "host" each garden during that time 

A route will be emailed to your club leader 

There will be a big horse show going on near the Skyline Ranches Neighborhood Garden southwest of 208th & Dodge, but it might be over by 4 p.m., so plan to come early if you wish to see it as well as the garden 

Please pre-register: susan@kidsgardenclub.org  

 

 

JULY 

 

SPECIAL EVENT FOR KIDS GARDEN CLUBS: 

Kids' Garden Field Trip Day 

Railroad Days at Lauritzen Gardens  

10th & Bancroft Streets 

Meet at 10 a.m. for a guided tour 

Sponsored by the Union Pacific Railroad; admission is $10 per family for admission into five railroad-based sites this weekend, including Lauritzen; garden admission alone is $7 for adults, $3 for children 6-12, and free for those under 6. 

www.omahabotanicalcenter.org   

Contact susan@kidsgardenclub.org  

 

 

AUGUST 

 

Kids' Garden Field Trip Day 

Wednesday, Aug. 4 

Road Trip to Stock Seed Farms, Murdock, NE  

Prairie grass and wildflower displays 

Call Janell, 800-759-1520 to arrange your visit 

 

 

Art in Bloom Festival 

Aug. 14 

Lauritzen Gardens  

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

www.lauritzengardens.com  

 

 

SEPTEMBER 

 

Sept. 24-26 

Antique and Garden Show 

Lauritzen Gardens  

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

www.lauritzengardens.com  

 

 

OCTOBER 

 

Oct. 2-3 

Autumn Ambience Festival 

and Fall Chrysanthemum Show 

Lauritzen Gardens  

100 Bancroft St. 

www.lauritzengardens.com  

 

 

World Food Day 

Saturday, October 16 

www.worldfooddayusa.org  

  

  

DECEMBER 

  

Dec. 4 

Holidays Happenings With Santa Claus 

†† And Poinsettia Show 

Lauritzen Gardens  

100 Bancroft St. 

www.lauritzengardens.com  

  

  

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