Individuals, organizations, and companies that receive these awards represent the best in American gardening and horticulture.
Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) June 07, 2013
On Thursday, June 6, 2013, gardening expert, TV/radio host, author and columnist Melinda Myers received the prestigious B.Y. Morrison Communication Award from the American Horticultural Society which honored award recipients in various categories during its Great American Gardeners Awards Ceremony and Banquet, held at the Society’s national headquarters at River Farm in Alexandria, Virginia.
The B.Y. Morrison Communication Award recognizes effective and inspirational communication - through print, radio, television, and/or online media - that advances public interest and participation in horticulture.
“Individuals, organizations, and companies that receive these awards represent the best in American gardening and horticulture,” said AHS Executive Director Tom Underwood. “Through her extensive television, radio, print and online presence Melinda has inspired new generations of gardeners to get their hands dirty and helped experienced gardeners become more successful.”
Myers, who has over 30 years of horticulture experience, a master’s degree in horticulture and was a tenured horticulture instructor, hosts the nationally syndicated Melinda’s Garden Moment segments which air on over 130 TV and radio stations throughout the United States. She also hosts The Great Courses “How to Grow Anything” DVD series, is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms magazine and writes the twice monthly “Gardeners’ Questions” newspaper column. Myers also writes a regular column for Gardening How-To magazine and Wisconsin Gardening magazine. She has written over 20 gardening books, including Can’t Miss Small Space Gardening and appears regularly as a guest expert on various national, regional and local television and radio programs.
“I’m thrilled to receive such an honor and look forward to continuing to share information that will help people be successful in their gardens,” stated Myers. “Gardening has been my passion since I was very young and over the years I’ve been fortunate to work with partners and media outlets that provide me the ability to connect regularly with others who share my love of gardening.”
For descriptions of each award and brief biographies of this year’s recipients, visit http://www.ahs.org/awards.
The American Horticultural Society, founded in 1922, is an educational, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to making America a nation of gardeners, a land of gardens. Its mission is to open the eyes of all Americans to the vital connection between people and plants, to inspire all Americans to become responsible caretakers of the Earth, to celebrate America’s diversity through the art and science of horticulture; and to lead this effort by sharing the Society’s unique national resources with all Americans.
Melinda Myers, a nationally known gardening expert, TV/radio host, author & columnist has more than 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books, including Can’t Miss Small Space Gardening. She has a master’s degree in horticulture, is a certified arborist and was a horticulture instructor with tenure. Her web site, http://www.melindamyers.com, offers gardening videos, gardening tips, podcasts and more.