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Pop-up seed garden allows old market residents to learn about gardening


JULIE: DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU’RE
ALWAYS ON THE GO? THERE’S A NEW PLACE TO TAKE A
BREATHER IN THE OLD MARKET. THANKS IN PART TO THE NON-PROFIT

’NO MORE EMPTY POTS’, AND
DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES. KETV NEWSWATCH 7’S NIYAH
GONZALEZ SHOWS US THE POP-UP
GARDEN NEAR 13TH AND
LEAVENWORTH. REPORTER: AND HAS BEEN MONTHS
TENDING TO AND TAKING CARE OF
THIS GARDEN. AND NOW, IT’S TIME TO EAT.>>THIS ALL STARTED WHEN WARREN
DISTRIBUTION USED TO BE HERE,
THEY LEVELED IT OFF. JANICE ACROSS THE STREET AT
NATURAL THERAPY DIDN;T LIKE
— DID NOT LIKE LOOKING AT AN
EMPTY LOT. REPORTER: AUDREY WOITA SAYS A
GROUP OF PEOPLE CAME TOGETHER,
AND DECIDED TO DO SOMETHING.>>WE SAID LETS CREATE A SPACE
FOR PEOPLE TO COME TO WHERE THEY
CAN HAVE PEACE, AND CALMNESS
AMIDST ALL THESE SKYSCRAPERS OR
BIG BUILDINGS IN OMAHA. REPORTER: LOOKING AROUND, PEOPLE
CAN FIND ALL TYPES OF PLANTS. BUT NOT JUST ANY PLANTS THIS
GARDEN IS SPECIAL.>>WE WANTED TO ALSO TEACH THEM
THINGS. NATIVE PLANTS TO NEBRASKA AND
ALSO NATIVE AMERICAN GROWING
PRINCIPLES. REPORTER: FOR EXAMPLE, THESE
TRENCHES WHICH HELP KEEP
MOISTURE IN THE GROUND. WOITA PARTNERS WITH MOSAIC WHO
BRING INDIVIDUALS WITH
DISABILITIES TO HELP TEND THE
GARDEN.>>TO SEE HOW THEY JUST WANT TO
CONNECT IN A WAY THAT THEY MAY
NOT BE ABLE OR THEY MAY NOT LIKE
TO EAT A TOMATOE BUT THEY’LL
GIVE IT A TRY, THATS H

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