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NON PROFIT OF THE YEAR!



Community Greening was named the Non Profit of the Year by the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. This was an exciting achievement to celebrate our three year anniversary. To date, we have planted 3,000 trees with 3,000 volunteers of all ages at schools, parks, neighborhoods, and vacant lots. The impact we're making wouldn't be possible without our volunteers, partners and donors. Thank you for supporting our work and mission. We're just getting started!
 

STRONG TOWNS FEATURES CG


Check out the article by CG co-founder, Mark Cassini, at Strong Towns. We have a lot in common with their mission. We believe in small-scale incremental change. We value resilience. We embrace the process of continuous adaptation. We conduct business on a personal scale and listen to resident feedback. It turns out, so many people like these ideas its turning into a Strong Towns movement around the world. Thank you for the international platform! 
 

BOYNTON. HERE COME THE TREES




We kicked off our Community Revitalization grant from the Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties by giving away 200 trees at the beautiful newly renovated Sara Sims Park. This targeted tree giveaway in the Heart of Boynton ensures trees are planted where the tree canopy is the lowest. Residents went home with sugar apples, soursop, mangos, avocados, mastics, paradise trees and simpson's stoppers. These trees will be shading houses, reducing energy use, improving home values, cleaning the air and providing fresh fruit!  Thank you Mayor Steven Grant and your team for being great partners; Ricky Petty at Healthier Boynton for engaging the community; Walker's Country Boy Flaming BBQ for the tasty food; and DJ SoNyce for making it a party! 
 

BOCA RATONIANS LOVE TREES



 
When people line up an hour before start time, you know the consumers want the product!  For our first event sponsored by the City of Boca Raton's Sustainability Office we didn't know how many people would attend. That question was quickly answered by the Boca "treecipients" who showed up early and went home happy.  We handed out 100 trees in 45 minutes and the residents wanted more. We look forward to coming back and meeting the demand! Thank you Lindsey Nieratka and Dawn Sinka of The City of Boca Raton for being true tree champions!

MEET A TREE

 

"The donation of these beautiful native paradise trees from the team at Community Greening helped make our house a home. We look forward to watching them grow alongside our growing family." 
 
- Carlos Lorenzo and Summer Barnes with son Micah, Marsh the dog,
and Nancy and Sasha the paradise trees

 
PARTNER APPRECIATION 
  

When CG received a grant from the Community Foundation fo Palm Beach and Martin Counties to expand programming to Boynton Beach, we couldn't have asked for a better partner than Ricky Petty, the Project Director at Healthier Boynton Beach.  Healthier Boynton Beach is a community-driven initiative to inspire, support and improve the lives of caregivers in the Boynton Beach community. They're partnering with Community Greening because of the powerful benefits tree have to improve health and wellness in their neighborhoods. Ricky is so friendly, super-connected, and deeply committed to improving his community. Thank you Ricky! 
 

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  DID YOU KNOW?
 
  • Dan Austin is the capo di tutti capi of Florida ethnobotany.
     
  • Gumbo limbo: because of its aromatic gum, the natives of the Americas had been using the trees long before Europeans arrived. A common use was as incense.
     
  • Wild mastic: the wood was prized by historic and prehistoric people. Glades groups made domestic and war tools from the trees. The Seminoles used the wood for mortars, pestles, and food paddles.
     
  • Live oak: "The acorns thereof are as sweet as chestnuts, and the Indians draw an oil from them, as sweet as that from the olive, though of an amber color" (John Lawson writing in the early 1700's)
     
  • Black ironwood: The wood was used to make weapons such as bows, arrows and lances.
     
  • Satinleaf: the small, black fruits are chewy, sweet, and gummy and have been used by the Seminoles and others are "chewing gum". They are edible, but you are forced to chew them an inordinately long time before you feel comfortable swallowing them.
Source: "Florida Ethnobotany" by Daniel F. Austin


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