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Garden Crusader Awards
Established by Gardener’s Supply Company
Phone: 888.239.1553
The Garden Crusader Awards were created by Gardener’s Supply Company in 2001 to honor individuals who are improving the world through gardening. These enthusiastic men and women are planting trees and flowers, growing food, creating new green spaces, and teaching their friends and neighbors about the rewards of gardening.
Nominations due in June

Great American Gardeners Award
AHS Awards Committee
American Horticultural Society
7931 East Boulevard Drive
Alexandria, VA 22308
Recognizes horticultural heroes who have made a significant contribution to American Horticulture.
Nominations are due by 9/30/2013

Gustav Ohaus Awards
1742 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
National Science Teachers Association awards grants for innovative programs to improve science teaching.
Awards are for $750 or $1,000

Nature Hills Nursery Green America Awards
Nature Hills Nursery
Nature Hills Nursery will donate $5,000.00 of plant materials annually to the earth friendly award-winning projects. Awards will be presented to a Grand Prize winner in the amount of $2,500.00 of plant materials. First place winner will receive $1,500 in plant materials and the Second Place winner $1000.00 in plant materials. The plant materials can contain trees, fruit trees, bushes and shrubs, perennials and vegetable seeds.
Phone: 888.864.7663
Applications Available: October

Sea World Environmental Excellence Awards
Sponsored by the Anheuser-Busch Theme Parks, 13 awards including eight first place awards of $7,500 each, eight second place awards of $2,500 each. A Grand prize award of $20,000 will also be given.

2014 Environmental Educator of the Year nominations are due by November 1, 2013

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