The Piedmont View

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the winners of our 2015 School and Community Garden Awards! The competition recognizes gardens that celebrate the relationship between nature, food and community. And, as always, deciding the winners among such a wonderful group of gardens was a difficult task.

Fifth Street Community Garden. Photo courtesy of Hill
United Methodist Church GrOwen Garden.

The gardens that received the $500 Award include:

  • Fifth Street Community Garden (Charlottesville)
  • Frances Hazel Reid Elementary School Garden Classroom (Leesburg)

The gardens that received the $300 Award include:

  • New Roots Community Garden (Charlottesville)
  • Round Hill United Methodist Church GrOwen Garden (Purcellville)

It was wonderful to see such a diversity of applications from around our region. We had schools, community organizations and neighborhoods highlight their gardens. It’s exciting to learn about innovative programs and see stronger communities built around these gardens.

Thank you to everyone who applied to the 2015 competition! Our next round of School and Community Garden Awards will be held in 2017. So until then, happy gardening!

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This letter was featured in our Spring 2016 Member Newsletter, The Piedmont View. You can read more of the articles on our website or view a PDF of the issue.


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