Best School Garden Award

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Published December 29, 2016
Subject: Other
Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Place of Learning: Support Organization
Resource Type: Community Outreach
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Sam Ullery

The Gilda Allen Best School Garden Award was established in 2013 and awards schools $500, a golden shovel for display in the school garden, and title of the "Best School Garden" in DC. This statewide award highlights students' voices and celebrates school gardens.  

The award is given out each October as a post of an annual celebration called Growing Healthy Schools Month http://osse.dc.gov/growing-healthy-schools-month and is named after Gilda Allen, who served as an Environmental Program Specialist for the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) where she tirelessly helped District schools establish school garden programs. Gilda retired in 2011, but her passion for youth gardening continues to this day.

Gilda was a pioneer in the school garden movement who laid the groundwork for school gardens in the District. The Gilda Allen Best School Garden Award recognizes students that exhibit the same passion, dedication and forward thinking as Gilda Allen.

The Gilda Allen Best School Garden Award is given out annually during Growing Healthy Schools Month. Students are challenged to write a short essay answering the question: “Why is your school garden the best school garden in the District?”

 

 

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