A multitude of individuals and groups entered the 36th annual city Garden Contest under various categories. The categories included; school gardens, community parks, flowers and vegetable gardens, children’s gardens, container gardens, garden blocks and urban farms.
The PHS President Drew Becher, honored the winners and presented several special awards at luncheon at the PHS Fall Garden Festival this past Saturday.
The first place winners of the Community Children’s Garden went to Morris E. Leeds Middle School, University City High School/Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative, William Cramp Elementary School, Honorable Luis Munoz-Marin Elementary School and Blaine School-Strawberry Mansion Environmental Learning Center.
The community combination garden winners were; Southwark Queen Village, Jannahtain Community Garden, South Street Community Garden, Ellen Greenberg, Stephen Maciejewski, Jeff Janoski, Kevin Gorman, Mary Ward-Bucher, Michele Cheng and Peggy Garret.
Kimberly Miller won first in the Garden blocks competition and Mary Yee came first in Greenest blocks.
Karen Sears, Pat Henningsen, Carla Puppin and Eric Sternfels all got first place in the Community Park competition. Jessica Hall and Nicholas Roush won first place in the Community Vegetable competition while The Jones Kids won Individual Children’s Gardens.
The winners for the Individual Combination Gardens were Toney Lucas, Earl Eberwein, Thomasina Goodwin and Roger VanDragt. The Individual Container winners were Judy Knapp Schwartz, Janet Mason, Dianne Reed, Renaldo James, Sylvia & John Marchiafava, Pamela J. Covey and Nina Phalen & Edgar Smith.
The Individual Flower Garden winners were Ivey Galitan, Charlie Heiser, Iris Brown, Jason Crawford, Brian Ames, Mark Vandegrift,
Bruce Benedon, Gail Chapman, Mark Jerde, Julia O’Connell, Gerald Ross,OD, and Alfred & Debbie Bilstein.
The Individual Vegetable winners were Brandon Huber, John Masterson, John Milko, Lawrence King and the Urban Farmers winner was Susan McLaughlin.