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September 18, 2013
By: Chris Grant
Peterborough GreenUP has won a prestigious North American Native Plant Society Award.
The local organization’s work conserving and educating the public on native plants at GreenUp Ecology Park earned them the 2013 “Native Plant Garden Award.”
The North American Native Plant Society felt GreenUP Ecology Park’s staff and their ongoing efforts to protect and enhance the native flora and fauna within the park were deserving of the honour.
The awards committee was also impressed with the park’s school and community outreach programming; all while maintaining the integrity of the park on a limited budget.
GreenUP Ecology Park is a five-acre showcase of sustainable landscape ideas and resources, and is home to display gardens and naturalized areas, a native plant nursery, children’s programs, garden market, skill-building workshops and hands-on displays.
GreenUP will receive the Native Plant Garden Award at the NANPS Annual General Meeting on October 19th in Markham.