NorthStar Foundation Community Garden

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NorthStar Foundation

A REALTOR® with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services since 2001, Todd Bartusek has consistently ranked in the firm’s top 100 agents in the country and is a past recipient of the Excellence in Personal Marketing award. Outside of his professional responsibilities, Todd Bartusek supports local charitable organizations such as the NorthStar Foundation, an after-school program for young boys in Greater Omaha.

Committed to helping young men succeed academically and socially, NorthStar offers a variety of afterschool programming, as well as summer camps and outward bound training. In 2011, Northstar implemented a community garden that invites the boys from throughout the city to connect and engage in the process of growing food. After promoting the garden door-to-door and through city-wide advertisements, volunteers constructed the half-acre plot on the site of previously condemned housing. In its first year of operation, more than 120 volunteers contributed over 700 hours of work, helping save more than $1,000 in produce costs.