It is a program based on a set of evaluation criteria. Recognizing a community for its tidiness effort, environmental action, heritage conservation, urban forestry, landscape areas and floral displays with community involvement as the thread that runs though each criterion is what makes this a valuable tool for our participants.
Creating a collaborative team, local committees work with municipal help to gather volunteers from varied backgrounds such as: landscape design professional, urban planner, master gardener, local media, economic development, chamber of commerce or business owner along with public works or parks & rec staff members.
Participants may use the CiB program to inspire local enhancement projects or to create more community engagement in their greenspaces. The reasons for becoming a CiB participant are varied and the benefits are numerous as our graphic demonstrates. Now more than ever urban greenspaces are becoming the natural remedy for our busy lives.
The BC Communities in Bloom program is a not-for-profit society made up of dedicated volunteers who are specialists in horticulture, parks & recreation and community engagement.
We welcome communities from around the province to participate in the BC Communities in Bloom program to enhance their hometown’s unique potential and celebrate their successes.
BC Communities in Bloom Executive Director