The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, producer of the Philadelphia International Flower Show and the renowned urban greening program Philadelphia Green, will pay tribute to community greening champions across the state this fall.
The Community Greening Award recognizes businesses, municipalities, civic associations, community groups, garden clubs and individuals across Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware who have created and maintained public green spaces that enhance their communities. Drawing 84 nominations this year, the program will honor 61 recipients at award ceremonies Oct. 10 in Pittsburgh and Nov. 7 in Philadelphia.
“Studies show quality green spaces enhance the health, beauty and economic vitality of an area,” said Drew Becher, President of PHS. “This award represents a mark of excellence. We congratulate all of the Community Greening Award participants for the impact they have made in their communities.”