Better Yard Care, Healthier Community

A Project of the Maplewood, Millburn, and South Orange Green Teams

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re:Yard is transforming the way we think about how yards, lawns and gardens are designed, constructed and maintained.

Currently, re:Yard has three projects:

This sustainable yard certification program recognizes best-in-class yard care practices. The program includes 31 credits covering topics such as water efficiency, sustainable materials, composting and native plants. The participant chooses the credits that best fit their individual yards.  Join the program and get a sign for your yard.

Follow along as Tuscan School goes step by step through the process of reinvigorating their front lawn without chemicals or synthetic fertilizers. We believe that it is possible for your yard as well.

Learn how to install drip irrigation in your own garden at this “hands-on” learning event. Drip Irrigation is sustainable, easy to install, and affordable. Come learn by doing as experienced drip irrigation installers help volunteers install the new drip irrigation system into Seth Boyden’s magnificent school garden, Strawberry Fields.


re:Yard Sustainable Yard Certification Project:

This sustainable yard certification program that recognizes best-in-class yard care practices. To receive re:Yard certification, your yard must earn points by satisfying requirements from credits within the re:Yard guidelines. As your yard accumulates enough points, you achieve different levels of certification. The program includes 31 credits covering topics such as water efficiency, sustainable materials, composting and native plants. The participant chooses the credits that best fit their individual yards.  Join the program and get a sign for your yard.

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How do I participate in the Certification Program?

  1. Request a personal Re:yard Checklist.
    An email will be sent to you with a link to your personal Re:yard Checklist.
  2. Use the Guidelines to see which points you currently qualify for, then update and submit your checklist.
  3. A volunteer from your local Green Team will contact you via email about delivery of a lawn sign marking your current level of participation.
  4. As you complete additional actions you can re-submit your checklist using your personal Checklist link.