City Green, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   27 reviews

Issues: Environment

Location: PO Box 748 Ringwood NJ 07456 USA

Mission: Through its programs, City Green aims to enrich the lives of inner city residents while cultivating education in public health, nutrition and the environment.
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

City Green continues to provide tremendous opportunities for the youth of the city of Paterson. Their City Sprouts program provides in depth project based learning activities with a cross curricular approach. Their lessons range from learning about the carbon and nitrogen cycles to developing a strong awareness of sustainable practices. What's different about this organization is it truly lends a helping hand to a community and the individual educator.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The school gardening and environmental programs are inclusive and allow every child the opportunity to participate, discover and grow as they learn to create habitats, gardens, and develop school wide projects.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide them with more support.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

City Geen is an amazing organization that helps people help themselves.

I was so honored to meet a teacher in Paterson, NJ who, with the help of City Green, has created a school garden in an abandoned lot. The students plant, nurture, and harvest vegetales, and the donate it to local shelters.

The local farmer's market in Paterson is quite remarkable. In a place where it is extremely rare to come upon fresh produce, these markets offer frreshly grown local produce to community members, grown and harvested by community members.

I can't say enough good things about City Green!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've worked with children who reap the benefits of the garden programs

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expand it!

 
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7 people found this review helpful

I am continuously amazed at the amount of work that City Green has been able to accomplish and the positive impact that it has on everyone that gets involved.

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By attending different site visits I have had the privilege of seeing the positive impact that City Green has had on the community.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

All of the people that have been involved are really inspiring.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

full of energy and excitment

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand its programs and greening opportunities to other areas in need.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

 
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4 people found this review helpful

City Green is absolutely amazing. It is passionate about empowering the community to revitalize their city through community gardens, urban farming, and a variety of education programs. Rooted in Paterson, NJ, City Green has chosen to anchor itself in a city that is in desperate need of revitalization. What is best about City Green's approach, is that it is dedicated to showing people that change is possible. They set an inspiring example of what is possible and then give the community the tools and guidance needed to help make it happen for themselves. Jennifer Papa, the Executive Director of City Green, is the tireless inspiration behind this group's work. She is passionate, yet incredibly practical; and every effort is guided by the sustainability and community support for the project. City Green is celebrating the beginning of it's 6th year, and it's continued success is dependent on our support and recognition. Please consider voting for City Green -- but even more importantly, check out what we are all about at citygreenonline.org and consider helping in whatever way you can. Thank you.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Paterson, NJ. Throughout the school districts, the Learning Garden, the various community gardens, and the new greenhouse & urban farm -- City Green is a driving force in the empowerment of the people of Paterson to improve their city and their lives.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their dedication and passion, wisely tempered by pragmatism and a focus on community involvement and sustainability.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

some of the best humans I have ever come to know.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

inspire us all to get our hands a bit dirty and make this world a better, smarter, and healthier place to live.

Ways to make it better...

I dedicate more time to volunteering with them.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

1. Sharing with the world just how many incredible City Green projects there are, and how impactfull each of them are to the community. 2. and from the support of that evidence, FUND RAISING!

One thing I'd also say is that...

I am honored to even be remotely associated with this fine group of people. Thank You City Green. Thank You Jennifer.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

 
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2 people found this review helpful

City Green is a wonderful organization that actively promotes environmental awareness and education, nutritional programming, and garden/farm related projects for the urban youth. Their spring/summer green markets, which provide deeply discounted locally grown fresh organic produce to city residents, is supported by their numerous raised bed vegetable gardens, greenhouse and urban farm. All their food is grown by the city's residents and students participating in the diverse programming offered by City Green. City Green does a wonderful job at us all that learning doesn't only take place in the classroom. I couldn't be happier at the decision to roll up my sleeves and get dirty with City Green. -- Mike Moriarty

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

.. the smiles on faces of the children. The opportunity to plant, nurture and harvest your own food is something most world are severely disconnected from. Seeing children reconnect with nature has been a fantastic experience.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

increase their publicity and funding.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing the impact it is having within the city and the eagerness of residents and other organizations to work with City Green.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

eager to get their hands dirty.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

fill the bellies, minds, and hearts of millions on children with their nutritious food and educational programming.

Ways to make it better...

I could work them all day, every day.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The ideas far outweigh the available resources.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

 
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