There’s so much going on at City Green! From gardening workshops to Story Time in the Garden, Earth Day Festival and the Spring Garden Conference, there’s something for everyone at City Green this spring.
Parking Lot Renovation
The City of Clifton received a grant to renovate the parking lot at the Farm Eco-Center. The grant is supporting the use of environmentally friendly permeable paving as part of the upgrade. This is the final phase of our Inclusive Healthy Communities project that City Green and the City of Clifton have partnered on to make the Farm Eco-Center and our community programming more accessible for all. Once complete, our parking lot will ensure all of our visitors can park safely to shop at the farm stand, attend our programs, and enjoy this beautiful green space. While the renovations are in progress, the City Green Farm Eco-Center is closed to the public due to safety concerns. Stay tuned for the big before and after reveal!
Spring Gardening Workshops
We’ve got a great lineup of Spring Gardening Workshops planned for this season! From planning your native perennial garden to planting a raised bed, you'll learn everything you need to get your garden growing. Mark your calendars for:
Growing Flowers for Pollination & Pest Management: Thursday, March 16th. 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm, Glenwild Garden Center in Bloomingdale
Planning Your Garden: Thursday, March 23rd. 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm, Virtual (Zoom)
Vegetable Gardening 101: Wednesday, April 5th. 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm, Virtual (Zoom)
Learn more and RSVP for these workshops here.
Good Food Bucks Partner Applications
City Green’s Good Food Bucks Partner Application for the 2023 season has officially opened! New Jersey farmers, farmers markets, farm stands, and CSA programs are invited to apply. By joining the Good Food Bucks program, partners will receive funding, outreach and marketing support, access to networking opportunities, SNAP and WIC authorization support, assistance in obtaining SNAP/EBT equipment, and so much more!
Applications are due Monday, March 20th. Learn more and apply here.
Story Time in the Garden
Enjoy the beauty of spring with your little ones (ages 3-5) at Story Time in the Garden!
Starting April 25th join us for nature-based play and storytelling at the City Green Learning Farm. Together we'll learn about our local environment through storytelling, nature-based crafts, and spring planting activities. Morning and afternoon sessions are available. Learn more and register here.
Dig In! Neighborhood Beautification Grants
Beautify your community with a Dig In! tree and bulb grant! Passaic County community groups, organizations, and municipalities are invited to apply to receive daffodil bulbs or native trees to plant in their neighborhood’s public spaces.
Save the date! Applications will open on April 1st. Learn more here.
Earth Day Festival at Eastside Park
Celebrate Earth Day at City Green's Earth Day Festival! Join us at Eastside Park in Paterson on Saturday, April 22 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm for nature crafts, gardening lessons, giveaways, & so much more! This event is free to attend.
Learn more and RSVP here.
Volunteer with Us!
Save the date! City Green’s Wednesday Weeders volunteer program will return Wednesday, May 3rd at the Farm Eco-Center. Volunteer in our native pollinator gardens from 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM or on the farm in the fields preparing the beds for spring from 4:30 PM - dusk. This date is subject to change as our parking lot project is completed. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date with all things Wednesday Weeders!
City Green’s Spring Garden Conference
Calling all home and community gardeners! Join us for City Green’s Garden Conference! This outdoor conference will include a full day of sustainable gardening and homesteading workshops appropriate for all garden types and skill levels. Workshop topics will include beekeeping, plant identification walks, soil health, container gardening, mushroom-growing, native plants and more - all taught by City Green staff and local community experts!
Learn more and purchase tickets for the Spring Garden Conference here.
Growing Strong High School Internship Program
Students from Paterson and Clifton can now apply for the 2023 Growing Strong high school internship program. Growing Strong Interns either work on our farm & sell veggies at our markets or work as Camp Counselors teaching kids about gardening and nature during this unique 8-week paid internship.
Interns learn new skills, meet new friends, and give back to their community all while working at City Green. All applicants must be enrolled in high school and reside in Paterson or Clifton. Applications are due May 24th-25th. Learn more and apply here.