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.
The 2013 Growing to Green Awards dinner will be held on September 11. Applications will be available beginning in July.
Winners of the 2012 Growing to Green Awards
In August of 2012, over 200 community gardeners, local business and civic leaders gathered on the ScottsMiracle-Gro Community Garden Campus for a night of celebration at the 11th annual Growing to Green Awards. The night honored the hard work of community gardeners throughout central Ohio with monetary awards in multiple categories. A new award, the Boyd W. Bowden, D.O. Garden Impact Award, was presented by the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation and the Boyd Bowden Family to the top neighborhood gardening project for food production or beautification.
Neighborhood Improvement Project of the Year: 4th Street Farms
Education Garden of the Year: Highland Youth Garden
Sustainability Award: St. Vincent de Paul Family Life Garden
Paul B. Redman Youth Leadership Award: Justin Uhlenbrock, American Addition Garden
Community Gardener of the Year: Todd Marti, UALC Community Garden
Community Garden of the Year: Good Samaritan Garden Boyd D. Bowden, D.O.
Garden Impact Award: Franklinton Gardens