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ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR FOUNDATION PLANTS 150 TREES AT VILLAGE ACADEMY SCHOOL 

 
CEL-E-BRATE gooooood times. Come on!  There was a party going on at Village Academy School last Saturday. Thanks to a huge grant from the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation, the kids at Village Academy School will enjoy a completely canopied campus for years to come. South Florida Enterprise Rent-A-Car employees and local volunteers planted native trees along every walkway, outdoor eating area, playground, and parking lot. Principal Ms. Dixon and Mayor Shelly Petrolia joined in on the fun. DJ SoNyce and Ceasar's BBQ added to the good times. Thank you CG board member and Harvard Landscape Architect, Carolyn Pendleton-Parker, for designing the project! And let's all thank our CG tree steward, Mr. Dre Dildy for taking care of these babies until they're established. Thank you Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation's Urban Tree Initiative and the Arbor Day Foundation for choosing Delray Beach to receive this national award...click here to see more pictures.

We envision an engaged community creating sustainable greenspaces and a vibrant tree canopy to equitably strengthen our environment, economy, society, and health.  In 2018 we experienced continued growth, and we were fortunate to more than double our budget and hire two new staff members to increase our capacity and community impact.  Thank you to all the individuals, businesses, city employees, family foundations and grant makers that make this possible. If you like our mission and the community we are building, please support our work and donate today. Click here to Donate.
US FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE TEAMS UP WITH CG TO CONNECT RESIDENTS TO NATURE

 
The Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is bringing the nature to you! CG and Delray Beach Parks & Recreation teamed up with US Fish and Wildlife Service park rangers David Vela and Ana Castillo on this innovative community-based solution for wildlife conservation. USFWS and Delray Beach Parks and Recreation funded a neighborhood tree planting to add South Florida slash pines and gumbo limbos to Cornell Park. Thank you Pizza Rustica and Subculture Coffee for fueling the troops!  Thank you Carolyn for leading the Lake Ida charge!  Whether it's a city park or the refuge, don't forget to get your nature fix over the holidays!...click here for more pictures  
MEET A TREE

 
"Had a great day with the Community Greening group planting trees in my Lake Ida neighborhood!  I look forward to these trees providing shade for future 2-legged and 4-legged patrons of this neighborhood park. Thank you for selecting us for this project!"
 
- Mike Cruz with Migo, Matt Shipley and "Coco Cruz" the Slash Pine at Cornell Park
BOYNTON BEACH PLANT SHARING

You gotta love a mayor like Steven B. Grant of Boynton Beach who hosts a "Plant Sharing, Green Gathering" with his local garden club.  Community Greening gave away sugar apple trees to join in on the fun.  We're looking forward to bringing Community Greening to Boynton Beach in 2019!...click here for more pictures
WHY IS CG IMPORTANT TO YOU?
JEFF NURGE, CG BOARD MEMBER 


Thank you Jeff Nurge, the owner of Native Choice Nursery, for turning so many of us on to native plants!  Jeff has been a committed Community Greening board member from the very beginning.  He is passionate about getting native plants out into the neighborhoods of Palm Beach County  He is always happy to share his love and knowledge of native plants. THANK YOU JEFF
 
"Trees are essential to the lifeblood of all cities. They reduce urban heat, provide shelter and sustenance to wildlife, bring aesthetics to local neighborhoods, provide economic benefit in supporting property values and increase the health and well being of each and every person.
 
To all these ends Community Greening is essential and critical as an organization educating the local residents as to the substantial cost to themselves and their community with each tree planted or lost. Community Greening is dedicated to the cause of increasing the urban tree canopy that once was the norm here in South Florida by providing the trees necessary to every home, park and natural area. 
 
Community Greening, our local partners and volunteers working together have made tremendous progress in a short period of time.  With everyone's help the sky is the limit, a sky filled with trees!"
 
- Jeff Nurge, Owner Native Choice Nursery & Florida Native Gardening


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PARTNER APPRECIATION 
Zimmerman Tree Service is a leader in the commercial arboriculture trade in Palm Beach County.  We are grateful they are supporting our mission to plant and care for trees as a Maple Level Sponsor. With nearly 40 years of experience, Mike Zimmerman and his awesome family run company are donating their time and expertise to clear out invasive trees on an overgrown lot in The Set.  The project is a part of a Berlin Family Foundation grant to engage local youth at the EJS Project to take ownership of their green spaces while learning about the STEM skills of green jobs.  "Green spaces benefit the community as a whole. We are thrilled to share our expertise and aid Community Greening in their efforts to improve our environment, one tree at a time." said Orli Zimmerman.

Community Greening and
TD Bank Plant Trees for Delray’s Future
The grass just got a lot greener beside
New Jerusalem Church of God In Christ in Delray Beach....Read More.

  DID YOU KNOW?
 
  • Evergreen trees have been used to celebrate the Winter Solstice for thousands of years
     
  • Evergreen branches were brought inside to remind people of the sun getting stronger after the solstice and the green plants that would arrive with the spring to come
     
  • Evergreens inside and at the entrance were believed to keep away evil spirits and illness
     
  • Early Romans celebrated the solstice at the feast of Saturnalia.  They decorated homes and temples with evergreen branches
     
  • Germans are credited with bringing the current Christmas tree tradition inside.  Early trees were decorated with edible treats like fruits and nuts
     
  • German settlers in Pennyslvania brought the Christmas tree tradition to the United States in the 1830's
     
  • Christmas trees were still regarded as a pagan tradition by Puritans for many years
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