August Share the Plate – Omaha Permaculture


Permaculture is a sustainable way of living in which you enhance the productivity of your land to potentially develop an edible landscape. It is an ecological design system for sustainability in all aspects of human endeavor. It teaches us how to build natural homes, grow our own food, restore diminished landscapes and ecosystems, catch rainwater, build communities and much more. The essence of permaculture lies in design.

The main goals of Omaha Permaculture are:

  • Beautifying unused city land with edible plants and flowers.
  • Providing access to affordable, nutritious food for lower-income residents in the Omaha area.
  • Saving seeds * especially native varieties * and propagating plants to create free-forage areas throughout Omaha and surrounding areas.
  • Creating a replicable model for growing food crops with minimal input and minimal labor * aka permaculture *.

Omaha Permaculture creates community gardens while working on sustainable land management that:

  • Reduces mowing maintenance and absorbs more storm water
  • Reduces dumping
  • Provides edible landscapes for people and wildlife
  • Replants forests
  • And builds park benches for the community to enjoy on Omaha’s most forgotten and blighted properties.

You can find out more about Omaha Permaculture at

If you know of a worthy charitable organization that you would like to nominate for Share the Plate please complete the nomination form. Here is a fillable PDF form for Share the Plate. If you’d like help completing the form, contact Cheri Cody, Carol Johnson, or Pat Caffrey.