PHS is pleased to announce this year’s Community Greening Award recipients!
Each year PHS investigates and celebrates community landscapes, gardens, and other green sites in the tri-state area and acknowledges the efforts of those who keep them beautiful. The Community Greening Awards includes main streets, public parks, train stations, churches, schoolyards, libraries, traffic islands, and so on. The award is given based on plant variety, design, use of space, and horticultural practices.
Among the sites chosen was the Memorial Garden for the Fallen located at the only site in the U.S. where the families of military personnel can be present for the dignified transfer of their loved ones. After a Center for the Families of the Fallen was built on the base in Dover, DE, the Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs installed a healing garden adjacent to the Center. The garden, with its tasteful selection of plants, water feature, and benches, offers comfort and solace to grieving families.
Another honoree is the Haddington Library Garden in Philadelphia, which was slated to close just a few years ago, and is now the pride of the neighborhood. A friends group rallied to clean up the grounds and plant a garden. The now-established rose garden serves as the venue for children’s activities and events, and the friends group plans to incorporate a vegetable garden as part of its five-year plan. These volunteers are proud of what they have accomplished and their excitement is contagious.
These are just two examples; the full list of recipients can be found here. Congratulations to everyone, and thanks for your hard work!
For more information about the Community Greening Award, contact Flossie Narducci at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-988-8897.