The 2011 Greenest Block In Brooklyn To Be Revealed Wednesday, August 3rd at 10 a.m. Location TBA
Press Conference to Take Place on Winning Block
Release Date: July 27, 2011
DATE: Wednesday, August 3, 2011
TIME: 10 a.m.
WHAT: GreenBridge, the community horticulture program of Brooklyn Botanic Garden, announces the winners of the 17th annual Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest. This year more than 200 blocks from nearly 30 neighborhoods participated in this borough-wide greening effort.
Contest winners were selected through a rigorous, weeks-long process by an expert panel of judges that included Brooklyn Botanic Garden staff, metro area horticulture professionals, and gardening journalists.
First prize is a $300 check for each top residential and commercial block winner. All other finalists will receive cash prizes ranging from $100 to $200. Best Window Box, Greenest Storefront, Best Street Tree Beds, and Best Community Garden Streetscape winners will receive cash prizes or gardening tools, and all participants will be awarded a certificate of recognition.
WHERE: The press conference will be held at the winning block—stay tuned for notification on Tuesday, August 2. For more information, contact BBG’s Communications Department at 718-623-7200 ext 7032 or 917-975-0204.
WHO: Contest participants, urban greening enthusiasts, and other city residents are expected to attend. Remarks will be made by Scot Medbury, president of Brooklyn Botanic Garden; Stuart Post, senior program officer of the Brooklyn Community Foundation; and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.
The contest is coordinated in cooperation with Borough President Marty Markowitz and sponsored by the Brooklyn Community Foundation.
ABOUT GREENBRIDGE: Committed to helping improve the urban landscape, GreenBridge promotes city greening through education, conservation, and creative partnerships. GreenBridge works with block associations, community gardens, and other service groups to build a vibrant network of people, places, and projects dedicated to making Brooklyn a greener place.