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FLORIDA'S OUTSTANDING TREE ADVOCACY GROUP 
CG was awarded the Outstanding Tree Advocacy Group of 2018 by the Florida Urban Forestry Council. Thank you to all of our volunteers, friends, family, funders and sponsors who made this possible. We are honored to join this growing green industry, and we are encouraged by the experience and accomplishments of those who blazed the trail.  We look forward to learning from you and working with you as we increase our impact. Thank you Will Liner of the Florida Forest Service for nominating us!
WELCOME ABOARD NATE FARIS
We are excited to announce Nate Faris is joining Community Greening!  Nate is a Board Certified Master Arborist and a Registered Consulting Arborist. He was the Director of Community Forestry in Indianapolis and has worked in urban forestry for more than 13 years. In 2006 he created the Youth Tree Team tree maintenance program that is now a nation-wide model and has employed over 500 young adults. A native Hoosier, he is leaving Indiana behind to come to sunny South Florida and join us on the frontlines of climate change. This is the free agent pick up of the year!
MUNICIPAL FORESTRY INSTITUTE 

Co-founder Matt Shipley was the fortunate scholarship recipient of the Southesast Region to attend the Municipal Forestry Institute in Oregon.  This high-level training focuses on leadership and management skills in urban forestry.  We are building up to increase our capacity and impact in South Florida.  Thank you Dr. Paul Ries, the cadre, and the MFI class of 2019 for the opportunity! For more pics click here
GRASS RIVER GARDEN CLUB
The Grass River Garden Club has generously supported our mission since our founding in 2016. Their members recently came out to tour the projects they have funded which included the Community Grove and a hidden grove of sugar apples and avocados!  Thank you for your partnership!

MEET A TREE


 
“It’s nice to see local organizations working to make our neighborhood greener. Thanks for caring. We love our new tree named ‘Jack.’ Named after our beloved kitty who passed away recently. He loved to sit in the yard under the shade trees. This tree will be planted near his favorite spot.”

- Ric Pattison, Songwritter & Jazz Drummer with Jack the Slash Pine
SAINT PATRICK'S DAY PARADE

St. Paddy's Day Parade Round 2. We hope to see everyone this Saturday at the one and only Delray Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade.  Last year our motley crew of all ages had the parade-goers chanting "Plant More Trees! Plant More Trees!"  We're coming out this year with a show of force and we're going to show off the new CG supply trailer that you all helped us raise the money for at our annual fundraiser.  THANK YOU!  And keep it GREEN.

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WHY IS CG IMPORTANT TO YOU?
BEN LEVISON, CG VOLUNTEER



"I love nature, and I love trees. I'm excited to be a part of Community Greening and to improve our natural habitat, to educate, inspire and energize our kids and to create natural, happy places for people and animals.."
 
- Ben Levison, volunteer extraordinaire 
PARTNER APPRECIATION
We owe a lot to our partnership with Delray Beach Parks and Recreation Department and it's director Suzanne Fisher.  From the very beginning we have worked side by side with the Parks Team to plant hundreds of trees with volunteers in our public parks. In 2017, we partnered on our first major project, the Community Grove at Catherine Strong Splash Park. The fruit trees (sugar apple, guavas, avocados, mangos, soursop, starfruit, mamey...) in the Grove were selected by Delray residents of The Set  and the fruit is free to pick. This innovative project that beautifies the area and feeds people is now being toured by other city officials in the county. "Delray Beach Parks and Recreation is excited to continue our yearly partnership with Community Greening. Improving the tree canopy in Delray Beach is essential to improving the lives of our residents, neighbors, and visitors. Trees provide not only clean air, filtered water, shade, and food, but also represent life, peace, nature, and provide for improved quality of life" said Suzanne Fisher, Director of Delray Beach Parks and Recreation Department.


  DID YOU KNOW?
 

- Viewing and spending time in green spaces lowers cortisol levels and blood pressure
 
- Green space use is associated with being more physically active and less overweight
 
- Living in a more walkable area is associated with lower likelihood to be obese
 
- Nature and green space is associated with higher levels of physical activity
 
- Researchers found that growing up near green space was associated with a lower risk of developing psychiatric illness in adulthood
 
Courtesy of Park RX America and npr.org


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