Deserving Gardening Projects Win 2009 Nature Hills Nursery Green America Awards

In the Spirit of Earth Day, 3 Outstanding Community Gardening Projects from across the United States have been rewarded as the Inaugural Nature Hills Nursery Green America Award Winners.

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Nature Hills Nursery Green America Awards

We are proud to support these local efforts to beautify neighborhoods and create gardens in the midst of urban environments.

Omaha, NE (PRWEB) April 22, 2009

Nature Hills Nursery recently announced the winners of the Inaugural Nature Hills Nursery Green America Awards, the company's new annual award program that offers plant grants and national recognition to worthy gardening projects from community groups and local organizations across the United States.

Honored as the Grand Prize Award Winner with a $2,500 plant grant was Bridging The Gap, a nonprofit environmental organization in the Kansas City area that is beautifying a vacant lot in the Ivanhoe Neighborhood. The lot has already been cleared of litter and debris. Volunteers are ready to begin creating the garden that will serve as a green space for the neighborhood complete with play areas for children and rest areas for adults.

Chosen as the First Place Award Winner with a $1,500 plant grant was Two Coves Community Garden in Astoria, New York. Two Coves Community Garden is a newly established oasis in western Queens that provides fresh produce to residents of a neighborhood that has been described as "a fresh food desert."

Honored as the Second Place Award Winner with a $1,000 plant grant was Homewood Heights Community Garden in Austin, Texas. Homewood Heights is a one-year-old community garden that has sprouted from a reclaimed urban lot that was used for many years as a dump for construction debris. Many of the plants received from the Nature Hills Nursery Green America Awards will be used to beautify the community space in front of the community garden.

Winners of the 2009 Nature Hills Nursery Green America Awards were chosen from over 200 applications submitted by community groups, nonprofit organizations, and gardening programs from across the USA. "The winners of the inaugural Nature Hills Nursery Green America Awards are nonprofit gardening projects that are truly making a difference in their respective communities," said Jeffrey Dinslage, president of Nature Hills Nursery, which sponsors the national awards. "We are proud to support these local efforts to beautify neighborhoods and create gardens in the midst of urban environments."

About Nature Hills Nursery, Inc.
Nature Hills Nursery, an Omaha-based website-only retailer that sells trees, shrubs, perennials and other plants, created the Nature Hills Nursery Green America Awards as a way to give back to the communities and people who have contributed to the success of the 7 year old company. For more information about the Nature Hills Nursery Green America Awards, visit NatureHills.com.

Media Inquiries:
Jeffrey Dinslage
Nature Hills Nursery, Inc.
(402)934-8116 ext.101

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