New York City Housing Authority Residents Receive Honors for Beautifying their Communities
The New York City Housing Authority celebrated its residents' contributions to beautify their communities greener during the 49th Annual Garden and Greening Awards Ceremony, held on Friday, September 28 at the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Community Center in the Bronx. The ceremony is the highlight of NYCHA's Garden and Greening Program, a beautification and environmental preservation, year-round educational program that benefits residents, senior, community and day care centers citywide.
(Media-Newswire.com) - The New York City Housing Authority celebrated its residents’ contributions to beautify their communities greener during the 49th Annual Garden and Greening Awards Ceremony, held on Friday, September 28 at the Justice Sonia Sotomayor Community Center in the Bronx. The ceremony is the highlight of NYCHA’s Garden and Greening Program, a beautification and environmental preservation, year-round educational program that benefits residents, senior, community and day care centers citywide.
“Our Garden and Greening Program is an example of how residents and staff can come together to beautify our communities, keep our seniors healthy and active plant the seed of awareness and environmental consciousness in the minds of our youth,” said NYCHA Chairman John B. Rhea. “I would like to congratulate all of NYCHA’s resident gardeners for taking the time and effort to make such an important contribution to their communities.” This year NYCHA worked with more than 2,800 adults and youth resident gardeners who applied their “green thumb” to 664 gardens at more than 200 developments across the city. NYCHA’s resident gardeners express pride and a great sense of accomplishment in growing their gardens – a reflection of the diversity found in New York City, with gardeners originating from Western Africa, South and Central America, Eastern and Southern Asia, Eastern Europe and the Caribbean, among other regions.
A panel of horticulture professionals selected borough and citywide winners in each category, including Best Flower Garden, Best Vegetable Garden and Best Children’s Theme Garden. The following is a list of the 2012 Garden and Greening Competition Winners:
BRONX WINNERS: FLOWER: Shady Flower Garden, Pelham Parkway Community Center VEGETABLE: Marie’s Garden, Union Avenue Consolidation CHILDREN’S/THEME: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Stars Garden, Union Avenue Consolidation
MANHATTAN WINNERS: FLOWER: Bernadet’s Garden, Elliot Houses VEGETABLE: Go Green New York Garden, Taft Houses CHILDREN’S/THEME: Mrs. Potts’ Garden, Isaacs Houses
BROOKLYN SOUTH WINNERS: FLOWER: Morning Glory Garden, Breukelen Houses VEGETABLE: Green House Garden, Marlboro Houses CHILDREN’S/THEME: Woman of God Garden, Carey Gardens
BROOKLYN WEST WINNERS: FLOWER: The Garden of Faith, Roosevelt Houses VEGETABLE: Yue Mei Li’s Vegetable Garden, Ingersoll Houses CHILDREN’S/THEME: Ebony’s Garden, Marcy Houses
BROOKLYN EAST WINNERS: FLOWER: Palmetto’s Senior’s Paradise Garden, Palmetto Gardens Senior Center VEGETABLE: Green Thumb Garden, Pink Houses
QUEENS WINNERS: FLOWER: Zodiac Garden, South Jamaica Houses VEGETABLE: Park Jong Won’s Vegetable Garden, Beach 41st Street Houses CHILDREN’S/THEME: Horizon #1-Horizon #2-Horizon #3 Garden, Shelton House
STATEN ISLAND WINNERS: FLOWER: Flowers of Happiness Garden, New Lane Shores VEGETABLE: Pacific Lane Garden, New Lane Shores CHILDREN’S/THEME: Raising the Stakes Garden, New Lane Shores ###
About the New York City Housing Authority The New York City Housing Authority ( NYCHA ) provides decent and affordable housing in a safe and secure living environment for low and moderate- income residents in New York City. NYCHA serves approximately 420,000 public housing residents across 334 developments in all 5 boroughs. To fulfill this mission, NYCHA must preserve its aging housing stock through timely maintenance and modernization of its developments. NYCHA also administers a citywide Section 8 Leased Housing Program in rental apartments. Simultaneously, we work to enhance the quality of life at NYCHA by offering our residents opportunities to participate in a multitude of community, educational and recreational programs, as well as job readiness and training initiatives. To learn more, go to www.nyc.gov/nycha .
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