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- Earth Day & Volunteer Day Kick-Off! - 

Aprill 22nd, 9:30am-12pm or 5:00pm to sundown

 - Eastside Neighborhood Association Home and Garden Tour -

May 3rd, 11:30am to 4pm. Tickets are $25, make checks payable to ESNA.

- City Green 1st Annual Community Garden Conference & Plant Sale - click for tickets 

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 - City Green Open House and Strawberry Festival! -

June 27th. 10am - 3pm at City Green Learning Farm and Eco Center in Clifton

- Spuntino Farm to Table Dinner and Fundraiser-

June 4th. Time to be announced. Tickets are $80 and include dinner with wine pairings.

- City Green Farm Stands Opening Week -

June 9th in Paterson! June 12th in Clifton and Passaic!

"Spring into Gardening" Lecture Series


A group of white tailed deer is a beautiful sight as they pass through the garden.  Unfortunately, due to their burgeoning population, they are no longer just passing through.  Many deer populations call our suburban areas home and they are calling your ornamental plantings and gardens dinner.  This program will offer plant suggestions and design strategies to help you keep a beautiful garden and landscape amidst the deer.  All are welcome and will benefit from the insights provided, from the casual home gardener to the professional landscape designer.  Refreshments will be served. 

Presented by Emil Rostello Jr. - Director of Horticulture, City Green Inc.

*** date change**** Day and Time – Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 6:30pm   





The list of benefits derived from planting species of plants and ornamental grasses that are native to this area is long and compelling.  They have adapted to this climate over time and are often hardier and more disease resistant than plants from other parts of the globe.  These adaptations lead to less maintenance and chemicals to keep them looking great.  They have also coexisted with the insect’s native to this region and provide larval host to many of these beneficial insects we love to see in our gardens.   And in addition to these other benefits, many of these native plants are absolutely stunning!  This program will discuss the many regionally native plants that are worthy of a spot in our ornamental gardens.  Refreshments will be served. 

Presented by Emil Rostello Jr. - Director of Horticulture, City Green Inc.

Day and Time – Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 6:30pm




The perfect planting site; sunny, well-drained, rich loamy soil, sheltered from harsh winds, we all have that right?  In reality, not so much.   This program will take a look at some of the unconventional situations we face in our gardens and yards and how to “green” them.  Plants that can handle the tough spots and thrive, plants for shady locations, plants for wet locations and plants for those just plain weird spots that we find in our gardens that leave us scratching our heads.  Let’s get together and think outside of the horticultural box.  Refreshments will be served. 

Presented by Emil Rostello Jr. - Director of Horticulture, City Green Inc.

Day and Time – Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 6:30pm


- Greenest Place in Paterson Awards Ceremony -

September 10th at 6pm. City Green Learning Garden in Eastside Park

- 7th Annual Harvest Festival at the City Green Learning Garden in Eastside Park -

October 24th, 11am-3pm. Rain Date October 25th, 11am-3pm


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