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Dig In!

Community Gardens • trees & daffodils habitat restoration 

City Green's Dig In! supports the creation of vibrant community gardens and neighborhood farms in urban, suburban, and rural areas of Passaic County for the production of healthy food, neighborhood beautification, and community enhancement. Through participation in Dig In! community members gain access to funding, educational workshops, technical assistance, and materials and resources for the successful establishment of sustainable garden projects.

Dig In! Grants are available to eligible Passaic County groups and municipalities through a partnership with Passaic County. 

The Dig In! grant supplies daffodil bulbs, native trees, or a native perennial plant package to eligible municipalities or community groups in Passaic County to be installed by grant recipients in the fall that they are received. Native perennial packages are only eligible for returning partners with past grant success.  This program supports community organizations, faith-based organizations, municipal “adopt-a-lot” programs, garden clubs, youth-serving organizations, and enthusiastic community members in Passaic County.

starting a new community garden

The Community Garden Grant supports community groups, organizations, and municipalities in Passaic County looking to start public community gardens for the production of food and community enhancement.

If you are interested in starting a community garden, please complete the interest form below we will reach out to you. 

Download the Community Garden Grant Information Sheet for Community Organizations 

Download the Community Garden Grant Information Sheet for Municipalities

Fill out the Community Garden Interest Form to connect with our team. 

Accepting Letters of Inquiry from August 1st to Oct 4. 

Notice of Award: December 2024

March - May 2025 Grant Delivery 

Returning community gardens

Groups who have already received a Dig In! Community Garden Grant can apply annually to City Green for additional garden tools, resources, and amenities.

Download the Returning Community Garden Grant Information & Menu to learn more.

Apply online: 

Returning Community Garden Grant Application for Community Organizations

Returning Community Garden Grant Application for Municipalities

Grant Delivery Date: March - April 2025 

Grant Application Period - Sept. 6 - November 26, 2024

Notice of Award: December 2024

Weasel Brook Park & Dundee Island Community Gardens

City Green, in partnership with Passaic County, supports and administers two community gardens: The Weasel Brook Community Garden located in Weasel Brook Park in Clifton, and Dundee Island Community Garden located in Dundee Island Park in Passaic.  These public gardens are vital in providing access to healthy food while creating green, beautiful spaces for Passaic County residents to take pleasure in. 


For more information, please contact Liz Kleisner at or call 973-869-4086.

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