Learning how we grow a
greener world, together.
We are developing partnerships and databases to explore the social, environmental, and fiscal impacts of modern day landscaping to learn more about how sustainability can impact our communities. We will use these data to help show how we can all help make small changes in the landscapes around us to make a big impact on climate solutions.
1 hour of using a lawnmower produces as much smog as a car driving 300 miles! All-electric lawn maintenance equipment can massively reduce the climate footprint of your landscape.
Lawns in the US use over 3 trillion gallons of water every year! Drought-resistant plants and native species often require less water to maintain.
Traditional landscaping techniques strip top soil and create erosion and flooding issues. Sustainable techniques can rebuild your top soil and reduce flooding without installing costly drainage solutions.
Research for change.
Good for the planet and good for our communities.
Catalyze change in your community.
Use Fruitful Community Foundation Research to help turn
public landscapes in your neighborhood into hubs of community environmental action.
Gas-powered landscaping techniques fill your community with particulates, carcinogens, and noise. We show you how to create a more peaceful and welcoming experience.
It's hard to believe in a dream you can't see. Switching to ecological landscaping provides a winning example of community-oriented environmental action that can be emulated and added on to by neighbors.
Turn vacant space into a pocket park. We can turn even the most unloved part of your landscape into unique community assets for people of all ages.