First, we won First Place for the Best Sustainable Public Green Space from the New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill’s 2022 Community Greening Awards.
The awards letter notes “…for the beautiful and ambitious rain garden the congregants installed and planted. We believe beautification efforts like this make the city a more welcoming, healthier place to live.”
Shown at the awards ceremony on June 16, 2022 are, from left NEBG’s Chief Executive Officer Grace Chapman Elton, Janet Cutman, Leo DaSilva, Betty Jenewin, Carole Howe and Melissa McKeon. Missing from photo is Ruth Silver. (photo by Paul Starvaski)
Additionally the team has also been awarded a $2,000 grant from the city for making the city more beautiful/environmentally sustainable. And finally, the church will receive 5 free trees from Tower Hill in a separate give-away.
The Garden On Team