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Community Crops Presentations

Community Crops has a variety of speaking programs available for groups. Suggested costs are listed below for each type of presentation. Please contact Ingrid Kirst, Community Crops Executive Director, at (402) 474-9802 or for more information.

Learn About Community Crops ($50 suggested)

This is an informative presentation with photos about the many different ways Crops is helping families in Lincoln to grow healthy food. These presentations are great for social organizations interested in helping their membership understand more about the local food movement and the role of Community Crops in increasing food security for low income families as well as the Crops programming for refugees and new immigrants. The suggested length is 20 minutes, but we're happy to adapt it to any situation.

Three presentations are available on these topics:

  • Community gardens in Lincoln--what is happening and how.
  • Engaging young people in gardening--what works.
  • Growing Farmers in Lincoln--all about our new farmers.

Learn about a specific topic of expertise ($100 honorarium)

Interested in a presentation on starting gardening or organic integrated pest management? Our expert staff is available to teach a class for your group on a variety of local food topics. We can adapt our presentation to your group needs and time requirements. Classes can be held at our gardens, our farm, or your location.

Suggested topics:

  • Starting a garden at home, in containers or at a community garden (great for company wellness programs!)
  • Local food sources and resources
  • Converting your lawn into a garden
  • Introduction to starting a community garden

Tours of a Community Garden or Prairie Pines Training Farm ($100 honorarium)

Take a tour of urban agriculture! See what is growing in the community gardens, hear the stories of the gardeners and explore what the gardens mean to them with a Crops staff member. Tours can be tailored to any age group and customized to a variety of topics.

How to start a program ($2,000 honorarium)

Community Crops staff can work with your group to help you start programs similar to what we do. This is an in-depth training, customizable to your group's needs. This includes topics such as:

  • Diverse Horticulture Farms
  • Starting A Community Garden Program in Your Community
  • Starting a Small Farm Business Incubator