Beautify your community with the help of City Green!
Community groups, organizations and municipalities in Passaic County can now apply for City Green’s Tree & Bulb Dig In! grant to beautify public spaces in their neighborhood. The Dig In! grant provides applicants with up to either 10 native trees or 5,000 daffodil bulbs to lead greening initiatives in their community. Applications are due August 10th.
Eligible applicants include community organizations, faith-based organizations, municipal “adopt-a-lot” programs, garden clubs, youth-serving organizations, enthusiastic community members, and municipalities. Projects must be highly visible to the public and provide a positive impact on the community.
Dig In! grants have been awarded to partners including Pompton Lakes Township, the City of Paterson, Friends of Garret Mountain, the Ringwood Library Association, and the Clifton Beautification Committee.
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. Since 2014, City Green has partnered with local organizations and municipalities to create 58 community garden projects in 13 Passaic County municipalities.
The Dig In! grant program, funded by the Passaic County Board of County Commissioners and administered by City Green, supports community gardens and greening projects from municipalities and community organizations across Passaic County.
City Green is a 501(c)3 urban farming and gardening organization based in Clifton, New Jersey working to revitalize urban areas through agriculture and educational programming. It offers practical, technical, and financial resources in support of environmental stewardship, equitable access to healthy food, and ecologically sustainable communities. For more information contact Jasmine Moreano, Director of Community Engagement and Advocacy or visit www.citygreenonline.org.