In January 2017, the Ellsworth Garden Club launched the Ellsworth Green Plan after a popular public forum.
The first forum was an instant success. It included city staff, non-profit representatives, and individuals with expertise in a range of areas. At the end of the forum, they all agreed to help “make Ellsworth a model green community.”
In April 2017, the Ellsworth Green Plan Steering Committee formed. The Steering Committee is comprised of community members leading subcommittees in ten focus areas. Their goal is to produce a comprehensive Green Plan in 2019.
Ellsworth's Green Progress
The Ellsworth Garden Club, in partnership with the Green Plan Steering Committee, hosted over 20 public forums on topics ranging from sustainable development to food systems. Public input from the forums will inform the final Ellsworth Green Plan.
A Landscaping Model
The Greening Residential and Commercial Spaces Subcommittee created lists of recommended plants, trees, and shrubs for durable, low maintenance, and attractive plantings in different habitats and conditions.