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Awards for School and Community Gardens


Southwest Region
Community and School 
Garden Awards

DEADLINE - JANUARY 16, 2001

 SPONSORED BY
University of Arizona Maricopa County Cooperative Extension
in conjunction with the 
4th Annual Southwest Region Community and School Gardening Conference "Growing Awareness" 
February 22-25, 2001 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, agencies and business for their outstanding efforts in the areas of community and school gardening in the Southwest.
Awards are presented at an awards ceremony on February 25, 2001 in Phoenix, Arizona.
We are asking for your assistance to nominate outstanding efforts and programs in the states of AZ, CA, CO, NM, NV, TX, or 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 School or Community Garden
D E T A I L S

Deadline: Nomination must be postmarked by January 16, 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 25, 2001
The Heard Museum  - Phoenix, AZ

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

Award winners will receive:
Two complimentary registrations to the conference
Two complimentary tickets to the Let's Get Growing Awards Ceremony.
Additional tickets to the ceremony may be purchased at $15 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. You may submit for more than one category.

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.
-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 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)

Checklist
 Remember to Include:
4 Slides or Photos of your Garden
Nomination Letter (2 typed pages maximum)
 Your Contact Information
Postmark Application by January 16, 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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