What is a community green?

Community greens are shared parks on the inside of blocks, collectively owned by the by the neighbors whose homes, yards, decks, and patios enclose the green. Distinct from community gardens, residents’ homes abut the shared space, they contribute their property to it, and jointly maintain it.

Examples of community greens

Community Greens come in all shapes and sizes and reflect the ideas of residents creating them.

Benefits of community greens

Astounding psychological benefits have been scientifically proven to accrue to green spaces. There are also financial benefits via increased home values.

What we do

Ashoka’s Community Greens catalyzes the development of these green spaces and raises awareness of their benefits.

How to get involved.

Create a community green or donate
May 1, 2009
Baltimore Magazine - UpFront

City alleys are transforming into community courtyards.

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February 1, 2008
Metropolis

Baltimore and Melbourne transform dead lanes into vital public spaces.

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December 1, 2005
Community Greens - by Kate Herrod

Green Infrastructure and Community Revitalization

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