Roslindale Green & Clean Wins the 2010 American Horticultural Society Urban Beautification Award
Press Release from the American Horticultural Society:
Alexandria, VA (March 12, 2010). The American Horticultural Society (AHS) is pleased to announce that the organization Roslindale Green & Clean (RG&C) has been named the 2010 recipient of the Society’s Urban Beautification Award. The award is one of 12 Great American Gardeners Awards that the Society presents annually to individuals, organizations, and businesses that represent the best in American gardening. Each of the recipients has contributed significantly to fields such as scientific research, garden communication, landscape design, youth gardening, teaching, and conservation.
The Urban Beautification Award is given to an individual, institution, or company for significant contributions to urban horticulture and the beautification of American cities.
An all-volunteer community organization formed in 2004 in Roslindale, a neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, RG&C was developed by a group of residents whose goal was to create green, visible, attractive, and pleasant oases within the town’s busy urban center.
With the help of the City of Boston and other neighborhood groups, six projects have been completed and more are planned as the organization grows. A small but dedicated group of volunteers maintains the sites throughout the growing season.
Through special events like the Green Garden Exchange — an educational program that offers participants practical information on plant selection and gardening techniques they can apply in their own gardens — and a planned 2010 Roslindale Garden Tour, RG&C continues to raise community interest and participation in enhancing Roslindale’s public spaces.
On Thursday, June 10, 2010, the American Horticultural Society will honor Roslindale Green & Clean and the other 2010 award recipients during the Great American Gardeners Awards Ceremony and Banquet, held at the Society’s headquarters at River Farm in Alexandria, Virginia.