Green Spot

Partnering Communities

Columbus Franklin County Bexley Canal Winchester Gahanna Hilliard New Albany Obetz Reynoldsburg Upper Arlington Westerville Worthington

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!

Listed below are participating communities along with eligible rebate items. Rebates are limited to one reimbursement per year 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

City of Columbus • Bexley • Canal Winchester • Dublin • Gahanna • Grove City • Hilliard • New Albany 
Obetz • Reynoldsburg • Upper Arlington • Westerville • Whitehall • Worthington • Unincorporated Townships

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

Not Within a Participating Community?

All Franklin County residents are eligible for one $50 Rebate on a Rain Barrel

         If you live outside of Franklin County or participating communities, 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, ext. 111 or contact us!

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

Take the Online Course and Quiz

(Open April 1 - October 21, 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.
  4. Pass the quiz and your information is sent to Franklin Soil and Water.
  5. We verify your eligibility and send you a voucher with eligible rebate items.
  6. Follow the instructions on your voucher for how to redeem your rebate & receive your reimbursement.




Register for a Local Workshop

  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.

Register Online or Download Registration Form