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Using Science - Parks & People Foundation - Greening Vacant Lots and Networks
 

Community Greening
Parks & People provides training, assistance, resources and connections to help people revitalize neighborhoods and strengthen communities through greening projects. Community greening programs further the One Park vision and address gaps in resources. Since 1996 Parks & People's Neighborhood Greening Grant program has awarded $555,771 in small grant funding to 416 organizations for 710 community-led projects. Projects occur throughout Baltimore in schoolyards, city streets, vacant lots and open spaces involving people of all ages and backgrounds. A partnership established in 2011 with the mayoral Power in Dirt initiative, builds on years of Parks & People experience engaging residents and organizations in vacant lot revitalization.
 


 
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Community Greening Resource Network (CGRN)
Founded by Parks & People and the University of Maryland Extension, CGRN is a membership network that coordinates the flow of resources and knowledge-sharing between gardeners, local businesses and non-profit organizations. CGRN builds a solid foundation for members by providing the materials, expertise, educational resources and connections necessary for community members to construct and maintain successful gardens or farms of all sizes and models. Members tap the knowledge and skills of trained experts and learn from the experiences of other members. CGRN is a primary access point connecting Baltimore's burgeoning urban gardening community and researchers and businesses seeking to donate in-kind goods to support community gardeners.
 
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