Tom Lundahl and Lucena Morse of Meristem Farm and Nursery will speak about the different uses of native plants, and make recommendations for attracting pollinators. They will bring along some plants to show.
Children ages 5-12 are invited to come make a nature craft and learn about what’s growing in the garden. Please join us! FREE.
Join us for our annual Ice Cream Social!
We’ll have sundaes for a $1 suggested donation, with all the toppings, including homemade hot fudge sauce.
We’ll also have free face painting for the kids.
While you’re at the garden, be sure to check out our solar-powered lawn-mower, and we might still have some strawberries growing under our fruit trees! Please come— we’d love to show you what’s growing at the Dundee Community Garden, 4902 Underwood Ave.
Dundee Community Garden is proud to be participating in this year's Omaha Gives! community fundraising event. The Omaha Community Foundation’s OmahaGives! is an on-line 24-hour charitable giving challenge on Wed. May 24, and is a fun and easy way to donate to your favorite local charities. You can donate any time during the 24-hour giving period, or you can schedule your gift ahead of time—donations accepted now!
Dundee Community Garden counts on donations to help us meet our annual budget, and to keep the DCG a vital thriving part of the Dundee neighborhood!
Donations accepted now at our DCG Omaha Gives! page.
Join the Dundee Community Garden for our free “Growing Tomatoes” workshop on Sat. May 6, 10-11 a.m. at the garden, 4902 Underwood Ave. We’ll cover selecting tomato plants, and how to plant, grow, support, and harvest tomatoes.
Also from 10 to noon, we’ll be selling our hand-made tomato cages. Made from rebar, our tomato cages will contain your tomatoes and train them to grow vertically, saving you space in the garden. Our sturdy cages withstand the strong NE winds. Cages are $15 each, or two for $25. For more information or to reserve a cage e-mail us at info@DundeeGarden.org
Chad Lebo of CURE will be back for another of his popular natural fermentation (no vinegar) workshops.
Learn the tips, tricks and science of traditional pickling without vinegar. We will learn how to use natural lacto-fermentation (just salt, water and vegetables) to make pickles, sauerkraut, salsa, slaw and even hot sauces.
If you just want to watch and learn and try your own at home, bring a pen and notebook.
If you want to actually do some pickling, bring along some mason jars (quart and pint) and any vegetables and/or fruit you would like to ferment. Cabbage will be provided so everyone can at least start some sauerkraut. If you want to make some fermented pickles, bring the freshest pickling cucumbers you can get (2-3 days old at most). For salsa or slaw, bring something firmer to shred like cabbage, carrots, radishes etc. and other vegetable and fruits for flavor. For hot sauce, bring some hot peppers and some tomatoes for the base and other vegetable and fruits for flavor.
Also, bring your own cutting board and knife.
Come join Jennifer Hopwood, a pollinator conservation specialist with the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, for a one-hour field tour of the garden. We'll talk about the role of pollinators in the garden and ecosystems, pollinator biology, identify pollinators inn the garden, and what you can do to help pollinators. Free.
This children's activity is geared for ages 5-12. Come learn about birds and their role in the garden, and paint your own birdhouse! Cost: $1 suggested donation to cover cost of materials.
All are invited to our annual Watermelon Feed at the garden. We’ll be selling slices of cold watermelon for 50¢ each. This is a great time to visit and see what’s growing!
Children ages 5-12 are invited to come make stick looms and weave garden treasures into the strings; and make a banner by pounding leaves and flowers. FREE. [This class was rescheduled due to extreme heat in June.]
Join us at the garden for our Annual Ice Cream Social. We’ll have sundaes for $1, with all the toppings, including homemade hot fudge. We’ll also have free face painting for the kids. Please come to see what’s growing at the garden and have some ice cream! We're always happy to show visitors our solar-powered lawn-mower, our small fruit tree orchard, our Neighbor Garden and Donation Plots, and more-- this is always one of our summer highlights!
THIS EVENT IS BEING RESCHEDULED TO TUES. JULY 12, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Children ages 5-12 invited to join us for our second Kids in the Garden evening. We'll be making nature looms of sticks, and weave garden treasures (flowers, leaves, etc.) into the strings. And we'll be pounding flowers and leaves to make a banner.
Bring the kids for some outdoor fun. FREE!
Support Dundee Community Garden through the Omaha Community Foundations's Omaha Gives! 24-hour giving event, midnight to midnight on Wed. May 25. Your on-line donation to DCG contributes towards much-needed funds earmarked for new picnic tables, as well as helping us improve our "Neighbor Garden" self-pick area. Minimum donation is $10, and no donation is too small.
Children ages 5-12 are invited to attend our "Planting the Three Sisters" hands-on children's activity. Kids, come have fun and get your hands in the dirt!
Join the DCG for our free "Growing Tomatoes" workshop. We'll cover selecting tomato plants and how to plant, grow, support, and harvest tomatoes. Workshop will be held at the DCG, 4902 Underwood Ave., from 10-11 a.m. In case of rain, we'll meet at the AV Sorenson Center, 4808 Cass.
We'll also be selling our sturdy hand-made tomato cages. Made from rebar, our tomato cages will contain your tomatoes and train them to grow vertically, saving you space in the garden. Our sturdy cages withstand the strong NE winds. Cages are $15 each, or two for $25. For more information or to reserve a cage, e-mail us
What to Plant and When: Introduction to Gardening Workshop, Sat. April 2, 10-11 a.m. at the A.V. Sorenson Center, 48th & Cass.
This is our annual workshop to help beginning gardeners learn how to prepare their garden soil and get the most out of our short NE growing season, taught by garden member Lori Huebert. This workshop is free and open to the public. Please join us!
Tour de Garden, the annual tour of some of midtown Omaha’s most beautiful community gardens, returns on Sunday, Sept. 6, from 9-12. The public is invited to visit neighborhood community gardens, where volunteers will greet them and tell them about their gardens.
As a self-guided bicycle ride, participants can start at any of the participating gardens, and a suggested route map will be available all garden sites. A group ride will depart from the Omaha Bicycle Company at 6015 Maple at 9 a.m.
Note: bicycling is encouraged but not required!
Participating gardens include an Urban Fruit Orchard; and the Benson, Big Garden, City Sprouts, Dundee, Gifford Park, and Root Down Community Gardens. Several of the garden sites are refugee gardens.
Again this year, there will be a post-ride party starting at noon at the Benson Community Garden, 1302 N. 60th St., with live music and a garden salsa contest.
More information at tourdegarden.com or on Facebook at “facebook.com/TourDeGarden”
Look for our DCG table in the new Farmer’s Market area of Dundee Day, where we’ll be selling produce, flowers, and herbs, as well as DCG t-shirts and re-usable mesh produce bags. And you’ll see us in the parade with our giant carrot!
We’ll discuss a variety of herbal infusions and make an all-purpose salve to be used for insect bites, cuticles, and minor cuts and scrapes. Cost: $10 per person. Class limited to 15; reserve your space at info@DundeeGarden.org, or (402) 415 -1081
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Children ages 5-12 are invited to make and decorate their own watering can, make a planter out of a water bottle, start to grow a carrot from a carrot top, and identify plants growing in the garden. FREE
Tom Lundahl, of Meristem Farm and Nursery, will show us native prairie perennials and talk about what he’s learned about these plants in his years on the farm. Come see the native prairie wildflowers we've planted at DCG, and learn more about these native plants.
Join us for our annual mid-summer celebration-- we'll have fresh cold watermelon, 50¢ a slice!
Children ages 5-12 are invited to identify insects (good and bad), release lady bugs, and more as we talk about the role of bugs in the garden. FREE
Bob Cook from the Omaha Bee Club will bring his observation hive and teach us all about honeybees and beekeeping.
Our annual Ice Cream Social is our most popular seasonal event! All are invited to visit the Dundee Community Garden to see what's growing at the garden. We'll have informal garden tours, and demonstrate our off-grid solar power system that provides electricity for our electric lawn-mower and weed whacker. And of course we'll have ice cream, with sundaes and all the toppings, including home-made hot fudge, available for a small donation.
Stop by for a visit and some ice cream!
Children ages 5-12 are invited to come make seed bombs (containing wildflower seeds) and dinosaur eggs (containing little dinosaurs) at our free children’s workshop.
Children ages 5-12 will be able to make their own concrete stepping stone to take home. Meet at the Dundee community Garden, 4902 Underwood Ave. Class is FREE but space is limited and RSVP required by May 25: info@DundeeGarden.org
Last year, Omaha Gives! raised more than $6.3M for metro-area nonprofits. On May 20th, our community will come together again and we need YOU to join us. It’s 24 hours of charitable giving—and it’s your chance to make a real difference, right here in our community.
There are bonus dollars and prizes available for local organizations as part of the giving day, and with your involvement, we can create a new record of fundraising for organizations right in our backyard.
Our home-made tomato cages are extremely sturdy, as we make them from rebar. Standing 5' tall and about 2' in diameter, they support even the largest tomato plants, and when staked will withstand Nebraska's high winds. They're great for training your tomato to grow vertically, so you can grow more tomatoes in a smaller space. They are $15 for one, $25 for two. Stop by the Dundee Community Garden at 4902 Underwood to purchase your tomato cages!
Tomatoes are one of the easiest vegetables to grow yourself, and nothing from the grocery store can match a home-grown tomato. Join the Dundee Community Garden as garden member and Master Gardener Rebecca Reagan teaches some tomato growing basics. Rebecca will cover topics such as which variety of tomato to select, how and when to plant, how to support your tomato as it grows, how to get maximum yield, and harvesting.
We will meet at the garden for this outdoor workshop, and we'll plant a few tomatoes in our community beds for a hands-on demonstration.