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Garden Award Deadline is Near!


The 4th Annual Southwest Region Community and School Gardening Conference held in Phoenix Feb 22-25, 2001 invites school and community gardening projects in the states of (Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Texas and Utah) to apply for the 4th Annual Let's Get Growing Awards!

The deadline is JANUARY 20, 2001.

The submission of a simple nomination letter (2 pgs. max) and photos are all you need and you could be on your way to Phoenix to receive:

Two free conference passes
Two free tickets to the Awards reception and celebration
Press Materials to submit to your local news
Gift pack of seeds
Garden Profile and photos on our conference web site 

Don't miss this opportunity to let your project shine!  All you need to know is listed below.  Please contact Leslie Honaker 480-759-6741 or email to honaker@swlink.net, if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing you in February!.......Warmest regards...Leslie Honaker, Conference Chair.
  
2001 SW REGION COMMUNITY AND SCHOOL GARDENING AWARDS
We are asking for your assistance to nominate outstanding efforts and programs in the states of AZ, CA, CO, NM, NV, TX, or UT.  
D E T A I L S

Deadline: Nomination must be postmarked by January 20, 2001

Award winners will be notified by January 31, 2001.

Award presentation will take place at :
Let's Get Growing Awards Ceremony and Dessert Reception
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday - February 24, 2001
The Heard Museum  - Phoenix, AZ

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

All transportation to the conference 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 requested for the award category you have selected. You may submit for more than one category.

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

3.  Please provide garden address, location and contact person information. 

4.   Enclose minimum of 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 School or Community 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 or adults use the garden annually?
-What do you do with the garden harvest?
-How does the garden build community?
-What types of gardens or habitats do you have?
-Has the garden received any grants or previous awards?

Outstanding Individual in a School or Community Garden
Nomination Criteria
Tell us about this individual'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
-Has this person won previous awards

Outstanding Corporate/Public Agency in a School or Community Garden
Nomination Criteria
Tell us about this Agency or Corporation'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)
-Time and commitment to project
-Has this partner won previous awards

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, 2001

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

Questions?
Contact Leslie Honaker
P:  480-759-6741
F:  480-759-8527
E:  honaker@swlink.net




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