workshop series

The Growing Gardeners Workshop Series is a collaboration between City Sprouts and The Big Garden in Omaha, Nebraska. Our purpose is to offer four seasons of hands-on workshops that feature skills and techniques for every gardener and urban farmer. All workshops are free or low-cost, all-ages, and no one will be turned away for inability to pay.



Urban Ag School is Omaha's first FREE in-depth series of classes that aims to equip people with all the basic skills they need to grow their own food. It is a selection of classes from the Growing Gardeners Workshop Series, currently offered by City Sprouts and The Big Garden. 

All classes are FREE and participants will receive a certificate upon completion of 12 classes. Come, join the food revolution!

How do I join Urban Ag School?
Registration for all workshops is available at GrowingGardeners.org. In order to receive the Urban Ag School certificate, simply complete 12 workshops on your punch card!


Who is Urban Ag School for?

Urban Ag School is for everyone who has a strong desire and commitment to learn more about growing your own food. You don't need to be a current gardener, and you don't need to have special skills or knowledge to attend. Start where you are, and we will work with you to increase your skills and knowledge base.


Urban Ag School classes are taught by passionate, experienced gardeners from The Big Garden and City Sprouts organizations. Collectively, they have a wealth of experience running urban and rural farms, operating Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), starting community gardens, teaching in schools, selling at farmers markets, and leading workshops. These educators are at the forefront of Omaha's local food systems.


All Urban Ag School classes are held at City Sprouts or Big Garden locations.
Please review individual class listings for locations.

Class cancellation policy:
In the event of illness or weather cancellations, you will be notified by email within two hours of the scheduled class time.


About The Big Garden

The Big Garden began in 2005 as a program of United Methodist Ministries. Initially funded by the USDA's Community Food Project, The Big Garden had a goal of creating 12 community gardens in three years. Five years later The Big Garden included 26 gardens in the metro-Omaha area and added a sister project, The Big Rural Garden, in Southeast Nebraska. Today, The Big Garden is a network of 150+ community gardens in metro-Omaha and rural and semi-rural communities in Nebraska, Iowa, and Kansas.

The Big Garden's mission is to cultivate food security by developing community gardens, creating opportunities to serve, and providing education on issues related to hunger.


About City Sprouts

Since 1995, City Sprouts has maintained a vibrant and thriving community garden in our half-acre plot at 40th and Franklin Streets in the Orchard Hill Neighborhood of North Omaha. We work with Omaha area residents and volunteers to grow vegetables, flowers, and herbs using environmentally responsible and sustainable gardening techniques. We provide a comfortable setting where people of diverse ages and backgrounds can work outside together.

City Sprouts' mission is to cultivate, strengthen and and empower our community by modeling sustainable food production, teaching healthy lifestyle choices, and providing employment and education for underserved youth.

©2019 GROWING GARDENERS workshop series 

by City Sprouts & The Big Garden