GROW Cincinnati by Urban Blooms is the first ever nonprofit program designed to improve communities through public living wall installations. Thanks to support from The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Urban Blooms will be providing up to $25,000 in matching funding to two neighborhoods in the Cincinnati area interested in a public living wall installation. For the first time ever, these two communities will be able to incorporate these beautiful, state-of-the-art public installations in their development plans at or below cost. This will empower those communities to further their beautification and sustainability goals and achieve citywide recognition.
GROW Cincinnati Living Walls will be awarded to two communities in 2017. Neighborhood organizations are encouraged to summit application to Urban Blooms by July 1st. Each application will need to show the proposed location, social impact, economic impact, environmental impact, support from the community, proof of matching funding, and permission from the property owner. We will judge each application based on support from and impact on their respective communities and award GROW Cincinnati Living Walls to the two communities best suited for the installations. Awarded communities will also receive a grand opening neighborhood party in front of the wall upon completion.
GROW Cincinnati aims to make community members proud. By awarding beautiful living art installations to community organizations themselves and conducting place making activities at the installation sites, Urban Blooms hopes people of those communities will continue the trend and make their neighborhoods even happier, healthier, and more sustainable.