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Winners Announced: 2006 Garden Crusaders

Congratulations to this year’s Garden Crusader Award winners! Winners were selected by a team of 25 Gardener’s Supply staff members, who helped review more than 350 nominations.

This year’s winners shared $12,250 in cash and products. To nominate someone in your community for a Garden Crusader Award, please submit an online nomination form. Nominations for our 2007 awards will be accepted until June 1, 2007.

Winner: Grand Prize

Marvin’s work in the Overtown section of Miami began with a two-acre garden and has become a 30-acre project with 40 paid staff and 300 volunteers.
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Winner: Education

Vince started his retirement by earning a Master’s degree in horticulture and has gone on to develop a range of programs that use gardening to bridge the generations..
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Winner: Feeding the Hungry
Thanks to Sharon, the food banks in south-central Oregon are now stocked with fresh fruits and vegetables, grown by local volunteers, farmers, supermarkets and restaurants.
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Marvin Dunn (right), this year's Grand
Although fall is the end of the gardening season, witch hazel bursts into bloom with fragrant yellow flowers.
Winner: Beautification

Marie lead the effort to reclaim an abandoned town park and turn it into a beautiful garden by planting native trees, shrubs and other prairie plants.
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Winner: Urban Renewal

Mel spearheaded an effort near his home in South Providence, to convert abandoned lots into community gardens. His success is inspiring others throughout the city.
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Winner: Restoration
Emily arrived in New Orleans in September 2005, to help with Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. She has stayed on to share her gardening know-how with the community.
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Create a Backyard Bird Haven

The Garden Crusader Awards were created by Gardener's Supply to honor individuals who are improving the world through gardening.
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for our 2007 Awards
If you would like to nominate a Garden Crusader in your community, please use the online nomination form.
Nominations will be accepted until June 1, 2007.

Rick Brooks, Grand Prize winner in 2005.
Rick Brooks, Grand Prize winner in 2005.
2006 Winners    2005 Winners
2004 Winners    2003 Winners
2002 Winners    2001 Winners
Garden Tour of England and the Chelsea Flower Show Garden Tour of England and the Chelsea Flower Show
Join us on our 3rd annual Spring Tour. Check out the new slide show of last year's tour.
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Green Home & Garden Design Course Green Home & Garden Design Course
Green Home & Garden Design CourseJoin Will Raap, founder of Gardener's Supply, and green home and garden design experts to learn how green design can be a solution to environmental challenges.
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