Dig In! Grants

Habitat Restoration & Tree Planting Grant

In 2018, the Dig In! program began offering additional resources for habitat restoration projects. This new program seeks to engage municipalities, community organizations, garden clubs, and motivated individuals to support local ecosystems and beautify their communities. These projects use the beauty and enchantment of public plant and garden installations to inspire new pride in communities, support local wildlife, and change the public experience of community life. Dig In! supports habitat restoration through three micro-grants: Pollinator Habitat Gardens (spring), Native Tree Plantings (fall), and Daffodil Bulb Plantings (fall).

 

The purpose of these grants is to reintroduce native perennial plants into our neighborhoods to support wildlife and healthy urban ecosystems. With ecosystem health in mind, all pollinator gardens and tree plantings only include long-lasting, native plants that will continue to grow and create a beautiful space for both nature and people for years to come. City Green will partner with community groups and municipalities to develop vibrant, native habitats and gardens throughout Passaic County. 

DEADLINE EXTENDED MARCH 26th 

Community Garden Grant

Community gardens also help foster a sense of community well being and togetherness while reminding urban dwellers that access to green spaces and fresh food is not just for rural residents. Some of the resources that participants in the Dig In! program enjoy include access to grants and funding for purchasing building supplies, guidance in creating a community garden team, technical assistance in building gardens, access to City Green’s tool lending library, and educational workshop opportunities.

We are always eager to expand our garden network in Passaic County. FIRST-TIME COMMUNITY GARDEN APPLICANTS MUST CONTACT DIG IN COORDINATOR JULIAN CANNATA AND DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS JENNY SCHRUM TO SCHEDULE A VIRTUAL CONSULTATION AND RECEIVE THE NEW GARDEN APPLICATION.

DEADLINE EXTENDED MARCH 26TH

APPLICATION FOR RETURNING GARDEN PARTNERS ONLY

COVID Safety Kit

All Dig In! Community Garden Partners are eligible for the COVID Safety Kit Grant. This package includes materials to help keep your gardens and outdoor spaces hygienic for your community members. This kit includes items like an outdoor hand-washing station, gardening gloves, hand sanitizer, masks, safety posters, and our garden safety guide. Please note that pollinator grant recipients are NOT eligible for the COVID Safety Kit.

DEADLINE EXTENDED MARCH 26TH

Water Assistance Grant

Gardens with restricted access to water or looking for innovative ways to sustainably use water are encouraged to apply for the Water Assistance Grant. Funding goes toward hoses, rain barrels, irrigation, and other water-related necessities. Only eligible to existing Dig In! community gardens who have been in successful operation for 2 or more years. 

DEADLINE EXTENDED MARCH 26TH

171 Grove Street
Clifton, New Jersey 07013
Monday to Friday
9am-5pm
973-869-4086
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