Chicago Excellence in Gardening Award applications due June 23rd

Longtime NeighborSpace friend Mike Nowak tells us about the Chicago Excellence in Gardening Wards. Applications are due June 23rd.

The Chicago Excellence in Gardening Awards (CEGA) comes to the Windy City this summer, providing an opportunity for Chicago gardeners to strut their stuff. The awards provide recognition to the hard work and creativity that make our city a healthier, more beautiful place. They support the pride we take in our neighborhoods and help us build our communities.

Presented by The Mike Nowak Show, University of Illinois Extension: Cook County, Shedd Aquarium, Chicago Community Gardeners Association – CCGA and Natural Awakenings Chicago Magazine, the competition is open to residents of the city of Chicago.

Judging begins July 1 and awards will be presented in September. This year’s competition includes four garden types within four categories, as well as a separate category for community gardens.