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We started the Garden Crusader Award in 2001. Here are this year's winners:
GRAND PRIZE Marvin Dunn Miami, Fla.
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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EDUCATIONVince LalliSeneca Falls, N.Y.
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.Read more ...
FEEDING THE HUNGRYSharon ParksKlamath Falls, Ore.
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. Read more ...
BEAUTIFICATIONMarie FryeWarrensburg, Mo.
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. Read more ...
URBAN RENEWALMelvin CarterProvidence, R.I.
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. Read more ...
RESTORATIONEmily PosnerNew Orleans, La.
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. Read more ...
Last updated: 10/24/15
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