Great Ideas for Getting Out of the House

Ideas to stay connected to community, each other and yourself

Dog holding leash for a walkCan you think of something we missed?  Share your tips!

1. Go Outside and Take a Walk! There’s plenty of room to keep social distancing while enjoying the Spring weather.

2. Sight See. Take an afternoon drive north to Sioux City along the Missouri River. Take the Loess Hills Scenic Byway on the Iowa side or the Lewis & Clark Scenic Byway in Nebraska. Crank the tunes.


3. Be The Ball, Danny. All of Omaha’s municipal golf courses are open as of print time. Visit the City of Omaha website Parks and Rec page to scout the city’s four public 18-hole courses and four 9-hole courses.


4. Get Physical with Run Hub. Facebook’s Run 402 is the one-stop hub of running event info in the Omaha area, providing all of the group run information including the latest cancellations and now, Virtual Runs, done solo. As normal-sized gatherings resume in the coming months, this is a great resource for informal running groups as well as official races.


5. Dig In. It’s the perfect time to get your garden prepped for a fruitful 2020. You can start to plant durable greenery like onions and radishes in early April, but wait until the weather starts to warm up to plant juicier varieties.


6. Farmer Cait Caughey, expert local farmer, mom and educator is making a series of quick, simple videos to help you learn how to plant food. Look for Mullein Hill Farm’s Youtube channel for her latest.


 7. DIY Outdoor Garden Handwashing Station. The UNL Extension Office has some great resources for building an affordable, portable hand washing station handy for community gardens or outdoor activities: Written directions to building a handwashing station. And for you visual learners, here is a Youtube How-To video showing the whole process.  Bonus: FAQs, best COVID practices for Commuity Gardens.  

8. Keep Omaha Beautiful Spring Cleanups! Though for now there’s a kabash on group activities, individuals (like YOU!) can still contribute towards the collective goal of making Omaha a safer, healthier, and more beautiful place.
Cleaning up litter around your neighborhood is easy to do while still practicing safe social distancing. Explore your neighborhood in a new way!
Check out the Keep Omaha Beautiful webpage for tips to get started.

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