Growing to Green Awards



The Growing to Green Awards, given annually at a potluck dinner, honor 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.
 

2015 Growing to Green Awards Nominations

Nominations for the 2015 Growing to Green Awards are now being accepted. All entries must be received no later than 5pm on Monday, August 3, 2015. Each entry must be emailed to Fiona Doherty, fdoherty@fpconservatory.org, as one Microsoft Word attachment. Please do not include more than six photos in the attachment.  
 
Winners will be announced at the Growing to Green Awards and Harvest Celebration on Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6–8pm at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.
 
An award is presented in each of the categories below. Click on the award title to download the application requirements specific to each award. Submit your completed application to fdoherty@fpconservatory.org.
 

THE BOYD W. BOWDEN GARDEN IMPACT AWARD
Given to a community garden that has shown significant impact on the health and vitality of its community in one of five areas: Nutrition and Wellness, Food Production, Children's Education, Job Training, and Celebrating Culture. Presented by the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation and the Bowden Family. $750 to further impact the community and garden project. 
 

COMMUNITY GARDEN OF THE YEAR
Awarded to a neighborhood gardening project for beautification and /or food production. $500

 
EDUCATION GARDEN OF THE YEAR
Awarded to a school or other organization that utilizes garden projects for educational purposes. $500

 
NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT OF THE YEAR
Awarded to a park, gateway, streetscape, school or other community beautification project. $250

 
SUSTAINABILITY AWARD
Given to a community garden that is utilizing sustainable gardening practices including: community-building activities, sustainable garden design, utilization of green practices, and has proven sustainable over the long term. Presented by Folsom & Pine Farm. $250

 
COMMUNITY GARDENER OF THE YEAR
Awarded to a person who is exceptionally dedicated to his/her neighborhood garden and /or the movement of community gardening in Central Ohio. $250 to be applied toward his/her community gardening project.
 

PAUL B. REDMAN YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD
Given to an outstanding youth gardener age 18 or younger. Presented by the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Women’s Board. $250 to further winner’s education and interest in gardening or to make improvements in his/her community.