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Nominations for School and Community Garden Awards


Time Sensitive Information!

3rd Annual Southwest Region
Community and School 
Garden Awards

DEADLINE 
Postmark by JANUARY 20, 2000

 SPONSORED BY
Let's Get Growing
in conjunction with the 
3rd Annual Southwest Region 
Community and School
Gardening Conference "Growing Awareness"
February 25-27, 2000
Phoenix, Arizona

C A L L  F O R  N O M I N A T I O N S

Each year the Southwest Region Community and School Gardening conference honors individuals, gardens and business for their outstanding efforts in the areas of community and school gardening in the Southwest.
Awards are presented at the "Seeds for Change - Garden Basket Reception" and Awards evening. 
We are asking for your assistance to nominate outstanding efforts and programs in the states of AZ, CA, CO, NM, NV, TX, UT.  Categories for awards include:
	Outstanding Community Garden
	Outstanding School Garden
	Outstanding Volunteer in a Community Garden
	Outstanding Volunteer in a School Garden
	Outstanding Corporate/Public Agency Partnership in a Community Garden
Outstanding Corporate/Public Agency Partnership in a School Garden
D E T A I L S

Deadline: Nomination must be postmarked by January 20, 000

Award winners will be notified by January 31, 2000.

Award presentation will take place at 
Seeds for Change-Garden Basket Reception
6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday - February 26, 2000
at the
Arizona Science Center - Phoenix, AZ

A representative from your garden must be present at  Award Ceremony to receive award.

Award winners will receive:
Two complimentary tickets to Seeds for Change Event.
Additional tickets may be purchased at $75 each.

All other transportation and hotel accommodations 
are the 
responsibility of award winner.

H o w  t o   S u b m i t   N o m i n a t i o n s:

1.  Provide information for each item listed in the award category you have selected. 

2.  Submit on White paper.  Do not to exceed 2 double spaced pages.  

3.  Please include the address/location of the garden and contact person information. 

4.   Enclose 4 representative slides or photos. These will not be returned.  If you are selected as a winner, you may be asked to submit additional photos or slides.


AWARD CATEGORIES

Outstanding Community Garden
Nomination Criteria

Tell us about the Garden
	Provide a brief history of the Garden.
	Who is involved in the Garden?
	What types of gardens/habitats do you have?
	Explain the utilization of the Garden space.
	How many pounds of food does the Garden produce annually?
	Who gets the food produced in the garden?
	How does the Garden build community?
	Has the Garden received any grants or previous awards?


Outstanding Volunteer in Community Garden
Nomination Criteria

 Tell us about this volunteer's:
	Ability to get along and motivate others
	Leadership skills
	Accomplishments or Goals Achieved
	Length of time of personal commitment to project
	Personal interests relating to community gardening


Outstanding School Garden
Nomination Criteria

Tell us about the Garden
   Provide a brief history of the Garden.
   Who is involved in the Garden?
    How is the Garden used as a learning space?
    How many children utilize the Garden annually?
    How is the Garden produce utilized?
    How does the Garden interact with your
      community?
    What types of gardens/habitats do you have?
   Has the Garden received any grants or previous 
    awards?

Outstanding Volunteer in a 
School Garden
Nomination Criteria

 Tell us about this volunteer's:
	Ability to motivate others and interact with students
	Leadership skills
	Accomplishments or Goals Achieved
	Length of time of personal commitment to project
	Personal interests relating to school gardening


Outstanding Corporate/Public Agency in a Community Garden
Nomination Criteria

Tell us about this Agency's:
	Personnel support (i.e. volunteers, employee participation incentives)
	Administrative support (i.e. publishing of documents, grant writing)
	Financial support (i.e. grants, in-kind services, office space, equipment)
	Legislative support (i.e. policy development, advocacy)

Outstanding Corporate/Public Agency in a School Garden
Nomination Criteria
(use same criteria listed above for Community Garden)

Checklist
 Remember to Include:
4 Slides or Photos of your Garden
Nomination Letter (2 typed pages maximum)
 Your Contact Information
Postmark Application by January 20, 2000

Submit Nomination(s) to:
Kristen Battafarano
CSG Awards
U of A Maricopa County Cooperative Extension
4341 E. Broadway Road
Phoenix, AZ  85040

Questions?
Contact Kristen Battafarano
P:  602-470-8086 ext. 356
CF:  602-470-8092
E:  kbattafa@ag.arizona.edu


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