Member Agencies

Nebraska Statewide Arboretum

25-WORD DESCRIPTION:

We plant Nebraska for healthy people, vibrant communities, and a resilient environment. We do this through tree planting, garden making, and education.


HOW WE USE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS:

  • $3 per week pays for a pollinator garden. ($156)
  • $10 per month pays for 1,000 planting guides. ($120)
  • $20 per month plants 16 community trees. ($240)
  • $50 pays for an educational talk.
  • $100 gets 200 native plants into a community.


A STORY FROM OUR AGENCY:

Last year a middle school Life Skills class in southeast Nebraska received a Bloom Box so they could build their very own pollinator garden. The students did the research, prepped the garden bed, and were excited and ready on planting day. When the Bloom Box coordinator, Sarah, arrived on scene the lead teacher told her that Josh, a student who utilized a wheelchair, was most excited about planting but that she was worried he would be unable to help since he couldn't reach ground level to plant. Sarah and the teacher worked together to come up with a way for Josh to get his hands in the soil.

The whole class, but especially Josh, had a blast planting their brand new pollinator garden that day. Since then they've been caring for the garden in every season, developing new skills and learning more about using gardening to support pollinators and the environment. This year, they're planning to expand the garden and make it even better. Sarah will be there to help and surely Josh will enjoy building upon his good work. One of our goals is to have a gardener in every Nebraska home. A gardener who knows how to use gardens to support the environment and at-risk pollinators. We're pleased and honored to count Josh among our Nebraska gardener community.

 

CAMPAIGN CODE NUMBERS:

Campaign Code: 6800

(For campaigns at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, City of Lincoln, LES, LPS, Lancaster County, SCC and private companies.)

State of Nebraska: 

ADDRESS/PHONE:

UNL Keim Hall 102
P.O. Box 830964 
Lincoln, NE 68583-0964

402-472-2971

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