About Columbia Green
Columbia Green promotes beautification of the Columbia area through landscaping, gardening, horticulture, education and conservation. Making Columbia more beautiful will enhance the quality of life for its citizens and visitors and will support economic development.
Our primary goal is to beautify the Columbia area through major landscaping efforts. We seek to do that by:
- Selecting and implementing major beautification projects, such as the gateways to our city that were landscaped in the early 1990s.
- Promoting beautification in residential neighborhoods through the neighborhood grants program, which awards up to $5,000 in matching funds to local organizations.
- Beautifying the islands, medians and flowerbeds that we have adopted twice a year with seasonal color.
- Increasing the number of canopy trees through the Tree Initiative Grant Program which funds awards up to $2,500.
Columbia Green also hosts educational events every year to expose our members and other interested residents to new gardening techniques and ideas. In this vein, we have held workshops on many different aspects of gardening, such as pruning techniques and utilizing containers. Additionally, we host an annual garden tour every May, showcasing outstanding private gardens throughout the metropolitan area. On hand at each site is a certified Master Gardener to answer any questions about gardening and plant identification.
Columbia Green is dedicated to beautifying our city, which we believe will have a domino effect at improving life for all our residents.
Columbia Green 2013
Board of Directors
Lynn Robertson, President
Judy Suggs, Vice President
Elaine Camp, Treasurer
Jean Arrants, Corresponding Secretary
Ann Holtschlag, Past President
Howard Duvall, Jr.
Sara Hollar, City of Columbia, Forestry & Beautification Advisor
Jackie Boland, Administrative Assistant