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Growing to Green

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 300 community gardens throughout the central Ohio area.

Growing to Green assists individuals and groups interested in starting a community garden, neighborhood beautification project, or a school learning garden.

Growing to Green Awards
The Growing to Green Awards honors the dedication and hard work of many central Ohio communities and individuals while furthering Growing to Green’s objective of promoting participation in city beautification and community gardening.

Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations this year! Nominations for the 2021 Awards closed at midnight on August 2. More information on winners and the Awards Ceremony will be available shortly.

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Growing to Green Resource Guide

View the Growing to Green Resource Guide for community gardening best practices as defined by industry leaders and top research institutions.

View Digital Resource Guide

Growing to Green Hub Gardens

Twelve hub gardens throughout central Ohio serve as gardening education centers for their communities and as inspirational resources for anyone interested in community gardening. These well-established gardens and urban farms excel in serving their neighborhood by providing increased access to fresh, healthy food, and developing programs for youth education, job training, and cultural enrichment.

Download hub gardens List

Local Grants Information

For more information about grant opportunities and application deadlines, click the link below.

Grant Information

Community Gardener Survey

Are you involved with a community garden? Want to learn more about Growing to Green? Please take a moment to complete this survey.

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