The Garden Crusader Awards were created by Gardener’s Supply to honor individuals across the United States who are improving their communities through gardening. Awardees are enthusiastic men and women who are planting trees and flowers, growing food, creating new green spaces, and teaching their friends and neighbors about the rewards of gardening.
The award honors individuals who are improving their world by gardening. There is no age requirement. Organizations may apply by choosing one person to represent the group.
Award categories include Education, Feeding the Hungry, Urban Renewal, and Restoration. There are five winners for each category — first, second, and third, plus two honorable mentions and one grand-prize winner, for a total of twenty-one winners overall. The grand-prize winner will receive $2,500 in cash and a $2,500 gift certificate from Gardener’s Supply. First-place winners will receive a $1,000 gift certificate, second-place winners will receive a $750 gift certificate, third-place winners will receive a $500 gift certificate, and honorable mentions will receive a $200 gift certificate. All prizes are awarded to the winner’s organization in his or her name.
Deadline: June 15, 2009
Visit the Gardener’s Supply Web site for complete nomination guidelines.
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