Nov. 3 Special Compost Class

Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 -1 Greener Bloomfield is sponsoring a special 3-hour compost intensive being lead by award-winning environmental educator Virginia Lamb.  There is limited seating and interested parties must fill out an application in order to be included.  This free event is made possible by a generous grant from PSEG and Sustainable Jersey. E-mail GreenerBloomfieldnj@gmail.com for the application or information.

2018 Earth Day Celebration and Clean up

At Brookside Park (Broad and Bay) from 11:00 – 1:30.

River Clean Up, Invasive Species removal, Butterfly/caterpillar raising info, watershed discussions, compost demo (mark our Compost Map), tree sapling freebies, workshop on using recylables as planters, and more. Joining in the day will be the Open Space Trust Fund and Pulaski Park Community Garden committees, the Environmental Commission, the Recycling Committee and the Passaic Valley Sewerage River Restoration group. Light refreshments; bring your water bottle to fill up; wear appropriate clothing. Shout out to the assistance of the DPW and the Recreation Department. No rain date.

Compost Pro Demo — including winter tips

Join the two-hour ongoing information resource expo on composting: How, when, where, what. Jan. 20 from 2-4 at the Civic Center, 84 Broad. Some handouts, and displays on composters sold by the town. Activities for children and light refreshments. Java Compost will be joining in to offer his services for anything from start -up to full service composting including at apartment buildings. Put your pushpin on the map.

Questions, concerns, problems — now is the time to understand how to do it.

Earth Day 2017 Celebration & Clean Up

Meet at Brookside Park (Broad & Bay) where we will clean up and install new native plants and flowers.  Wear a hat, sunscreen and dress appropriately. Bring a refillable water container — drinking water will be on hand.  Sunday, April 23, from 11-1:30 at Brookside Park, the corner of Bay and Broad.  To show your planet love, walk or ride your bike and keep the car at home. 

TD Bank Green Streets Grant 2016

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Bloomfield received a $20,000 TD Green Streets grant in early March.  The Arbor Day Foundation administered the grant funded by TD Bank.
 

TD Bank supports innovative practices in community forestry through its Green Streets grant program, which is focuses on the regreening of low and moderate income neighborhoods.  Bloomfield was one of 10 recipients in 2016. Other awardees are: Bethlehem, PA; Camden, NJ; Hollywood, FL; Miami, FL; New Haven, CT; Newburgh, NY; Providence, RI; Rock Hill, SC and Worcester, MA.

Greener Bloomfield partnered with the town forester, Steve Schuckman, to complete this project.  Forty trees were planted in total on Newark Avenue and Ampere Parkway.

An American elm tree was planted on the Green on Arbor day as part of this grant. The tree is Dutch elm disease-resistant variety.