Growing to Green is Columbus' largest organized effort to promote and provide free community resources for community gardening and city beautification. Initiated in March 2000, Growing to Green has assisted in the start-up or renovation of more than 200 community gardens throughout the central Ohio area.
Community Gardens and Neighborhood Beautification
Growing to Green can assist those interested in starting a community garden, neighborhood beautification projects, or a school learning garden.
Growing to Green Hub Gardens
Twelve hub gardens will serve as gardening education centers for their communities and as an inspirational resource for anyone interested in community gardening. These well-established gardens and urban farms have excelled in serving their neighborhood by providing increased access to fresh, healthy food, and developing programs for youth education, job training, and cultural enrichment.
The Scotts Urban Garden Academy
Made possible by a partnership with The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company and The Columbus Foundation, this grant program provides funding and free courses to provide the skills and resources needed to successfully implement and sustain a community garden. For more information about grant opportunities and application deadlines, call The Columbus Foundation at 614.251.4000.
For more information about Growing to Green, contact Bill Dawson, Growing to Green Coordinator, at 614.715.8090