Since 1984 Columbia Green has helped Columbia and the midlands of South Carolina put out the welcome mat. Evidence of the organization's work radiates in community parks, medians, major gateways, and in your neighborhoods, with plantings of flowers, shrubs, and trees that delight the eye and lift the spirit.
Columbia Green is most recognized for the landscaped medians throughout Columbia. In addition, money is raised and granted to civic, non-profit, and neighborhood associations to underwrite projects that re-flourish, revive and enhance public spaces with renewed landscaping.
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2014 Annual Meeting
Please make plans to attend Columbia Green’s Annual Meeting on Wednesday, November 12 beginning at 6:00 p.m. Once again the meeting will be held at the Columbia Museum of Art where we will be able to mix and mingle with fellow members and guests.
This meeting will feature the announcement of the 2015 Columbia Green Neighborhood and Tree Initiative Grants. The winners of the 2014 Columbia Choice Awards, co-sponsored by Columbia Green and the Columbia Tree and Appearance Commission will also be introduced.
The meeting is free to members. Guests may attend for $10. Appetizers and drinks will be available. The museum is located at 1515 Main Street, Columbia, SC.
R.S.V.P. by leaving a message at 254-7595.
Presentation by Jenks Farmer
Columbia Green is seeking proposals from non-profit organizations, neighborhood associations and groups, and garden clubs that would like to receive grant money for projects that involve the beautification of neighborhoods and public spaces in the Columbia metropolitan area. The projects should represent plantings in common areas, gateway areas, and recreation areas. Projects must be completed by the end of 2015.
The Neighborhood Beautification grants are awarded to individuals or groups with proposals for rejuvenating existing landscaping in residential areas and/or adding new beautification areas.
Tree Initiative Grants are awarded to individuals or groups whose proposals involve adding to existing tree cover or planting new canopy, or shade, trees. These grants are part of Columbia Green’s 10,000 Tree Initiative Program, an ongoing partnership with the City of Columbia to add at least 10,000 new canopy trees to the Columbia metropolitan area by the end of 2014.
Deadline for submission of grant proposals is October 1. Grant recipients will be announced at Columbia Green’s Annual Meeting on November 12, 2014.
For more information and to access grant proposal forms click on Projects and Grants.