PATERSON, NJ - Paterson residents are invited to enter the “The Greenest Place in Paterson!” Garden Contest sponsored by City Green, an urban farming, community garden and environmental educational programming non-profit based in Clifton, NJ.

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Prizes will be awarded for: Best Overall Garden; Best Vegetable Garden; Best Flower Garden; Best Curb Appeal; Best Container Garden; Most Creative; Best Use of Art in the Garden; Best Church Garden; and for “Green Your Block” Projects: Most Neighborhood Participation on a Residential Block and on a Commercial Block.

 “Every year, we get a great response for this contest.  Paterson’s residents have done remarkable things with their gardens, flower boxes and container gardens.  They are beautifying their neighborhoods,”  said Jennifer Papa, Executive Director of City Green.

Judges will visit the gardens the week of July 16 – July 31, and an awards ceremony will be held September 12.

Anyone interested in the contest should call City Green at 973-869-4086 or visit the website at for an application.  Applications can also be found at Paterson Department of Recreation and Paterson Main Branch Library.

City Green is a 501( c) 3 urban farming, community garden and educational programming organization based in Clifton, New Jersey currently working in the urban neighborhoods of Clifton, Paterson, Jersey City, West Orange and others.  For more information about City Green, please contact Jennifer Papa at 973-869-4086 or