With start of spring, BLOOM project at NCCF growing again

Submitted photo Pictured is a home that was recognized as part of the BLOOM Front Garden Recognition Program.

With the arrival of spring and the promise of warmer temperatures on the horizon, we can’t help but think of fresh-cut grass and abundant blooming gardens.

In several communities, BLOOM committees are already planning and recruiting volunteers to roll out the 2023 Bloom Garden beautification project. The BLOOM project will recognize home gardeners in our region who contribute to their neighborhood’s curb appeal and vibrancy.

During the month of July, residents will recognize front yard garden landscapes throughout participating communities. BLOOM Garden signs will be distributed at homes being acknowledged. Participating residents will be entered into a prize drawing at the end of the program.

The BLOOM Front Yard Garden Recognition Project is a neighborhood revitalization project of the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF). Over the years, NCCF has successfully partnered with the following four community groups for BLOOM: Citizens for a Better Cassadaga, Imagine Forestville-Fredonia Garden Club, Lily Dale Environmental Committee, and the Silver Creek-Hanover Garden Club.

Since its incorporation in 1986, the NCCF has invested more than $20 million in northern Chautauqua County through strategic grantmaking, targeted scholarships, and leadership and community collaborations. The NCCF is a tax-exempt charitable organization inherently committed to enhancing the northern Chautauqua community and encouraging local philanthropy.

As a nationally accredited community foundation, the NCCF has proven compliance with the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations, demonstrating integrity, equity, accountability, transparency, and effectiveness in meeting the needs of its community. For more information on the NCCF, visit www.nccfoundation.org or call 716-366-4892.


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