Green Spot

Community Backyards Participation

Ready to go green? Earn $50 for your yard by participating in the online course and quiz or attending an in-person workshop! Don't forget to register as a GreenSpot after you participate in Community Backyards.

Listed below are participating communities along with eligible rebate items. Rebates are limited to one reimbursement  for each household. Not sure which community you fall under? We verify addresses online through The Franklin County Auditor and determine eligibility by your primary tax district.
                                                       ***Your primary tax district may be different than your postal/mailing address***


Participating Communities


Due to the high number of participation this year, Community Backyards will not be offering any additional vouchers for:
Columbus • Dublin • New Albany • Reynoldsburg • Westerville • Worthington • Franklin County Townships. 
Please check back next year!


Residents in the following communities can still participate and receive a voucher:
BEXLEY • CANAL WINCHESTER • GAHANNA • GROVE CITY • HILLIARD • OBETZ • UPPER ARLINGTON • WHITEHALL


Eligible for a $50 Rebate on one of the following: Rain Barrel, Compost Bin, or Native Plants & Trees


         If you live outside of Franklin County or a participating community, contact your local Soil and Water office for available conservation assistance.

Questions? Many program details or eligibility clarification can be answered on our FAQ page. If that doesn't help, give us a call; (614) 486-9613 or contact us through email!

Let's Get Started:
Participate Online, or Visit Us In Person!

Due to the high number of participation this year, Community Backyards will not be offering any additional vouchers for:
Columbus • Dublin • New Albany • Reynoldsburg • Westerville • Worthington • Franklin County Townships. 
Please check back next year!


Residents in the following communities can still participate and receive a voucher:
BEXLEY • CANAL WINCHESTER • GAHANNA • GROVE CITY • HILLIARD • OBETZ • UPPER ARLINGTON • WHITEHALL
 



Take the Online Course and Quiz

(Open April 1 - October 1, 2018)


  1. Fill out the contact page with your most up to date information including home address, phone number and an email address that you check regulary.
  2. Watch an online presentation with a focus on residential use of rain barrels, rain gardens, composting, native plants and lawn care.
  3. Take a short quiz on what you've learned at the end.Pass the quiz and your information is sent to Franklin Soil and Water.
  4. We verify your eligibility and send you a voucher with eligible rebate items.
  5. Follow the instructions on your voucher for how to redeem your rebate & receive your reimbursement.

 



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Register for a Local Class


  1. The Community Backyards In-Person Workshops are free for any to attend, and offer information, interaction, and answers to your questions. 
  2. Register online or print and mail the registration form (below).
  3. We will verify your information and contact you to confirm registration.
  4. Attend the workshop of your choice. At the conclusion of the workshop you will receive a voucher with eligible rebate items (if you pre-registered).
  5. Follow the instructions on your voucher for how to redeem your rebate & receive your reimbursement.


There are no classes left for 2018. Please check back next year.