City Green


171 Grove Street
Clifton, NJ 07013
County: Passaic


Ms. Jennifer Papa

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For general operating support of urban greening, community gardening, and urban agriculture in northern New Jersey cities.

Organization Background

City Green, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating the establishment of urban farms and gardens in northern New Jersey's cities to create increased access to healthy, local food while cultivating education in food systems, nutrition and the environment. City Green offers practical, technical and financial support to community members of all ages to design, create and manage these urban green spaces. City Green promotes food justice and environmental equality through these greening efforts.

Towards this mission, City Green currently offers five programs: New Ground is our community garden and urban greening program. City Sprouts is our youth gardening program, taking place after school and summertime at community gardens, partner organizations and the City Green Learning Garden and Farms. School Grounds includes School Gardens, Environmental Clubs and Professional Development Training. City Green Farms encompasses two farm locations of organic vegetable production and six markets serving food desert neighborhoods and federal food assistant beneficiaries in Paterson, Passaic and Clifton. Growing Strong is our high school intern program, offering paid employment and youth development programming to local teenagers. Key Staff include Executive Director Jennifer Papa, Director of Community Engagement Jasmine Moreano, Director of Horticulture Emil Rostello, Urban Farmer Todd Gustafson, Director of Youth Programming Josh Kane, Program Operations Manager Claudia Urdanivia and Production Assistant Julian Cannata.

City Green celebrated its 10th Anniversary this year with a farm to table celebration at our Farm Eco-Center in Clifton. We are on the horizon of many new regional programming opportunities as well as further improvement of our place-based, grass roots work.

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