Monday, August 24, 2009

Growing to Green Awards

Deadline Extended until Friday August 28th @ 5pm. Please nominate your garden project this week!!

Hello Community Gardeners,

I hope that you are enjoying the fruits of your labor from your gardening projects this season. Now it’s time to be recognized for all of your efforts.

Franklin Park Conservatory is proud to present the 2009 Growing to Green Awards, honoring community gardeners for improving neighborhoods across the region. An awards ceremony will be held at Franklin Park Conservatory on September 10, 2009 from 6 – 9 p.m. to recognize the dedication and hard work of many central Ohio communities and individuals while furthering Growing to Green’s objective of promoting participation in city beautification and community gardening. Cash awards go to the winning entries!

Applications will be accepted from all citizens of the greater Columbus area who wish to receive recognition or who want to nominate a group or individual for their participation in exceptional community gardening or neighborhood beautification projects. Judges from the community will be chosen by the Conservatory and will review all submissions. All entries must be received at the address below no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, August 28, 2009:

Franklin Park Conservatory
2009 Growing to Green Awards
c/o Bill Dawson, Program Coordinator
1777 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43203-2040

CLICK HERE to download an entry form.

(Print and complete this entry form, include disk of images and bring in or mail in. You may email digital images to Bill Dawson marked Growing to Green Awards photos to )

Review all of the categories to see where your nominated project fits best. In addition to community recognition for outstanding efforts, cash prizes are awarded to the winners to help sustain their gardens.

I look forward to receiving your application and seeing you at the awards ceremony on September 10 at Franklin Park Conservatory,


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