PHS to reward home and Community Gardeners

The possibilities for backyard vegetable gardening starting with this cherry tomato one-pot plot are endless. Information and guidance on gardening are available from Penna. Horticultural Society which also offers prizes for backyard and community gardeners
The possibilities for backyard vegetable gardening starting with this cherry tomato one-pot plot are endless. Information and guidance on gardening are available from Penna. Horticultural Society which also offers prizes for backyard and community gardeners

Sing up to compete – Volunteer to Judge!

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) has kicked off its 2020 annual Gardening Contest – this year on a virtual basis. “We invite you and your family to show off your skills in this fun and friendly competition – on a virtual basis this summer! And, if you’re a PHS member, you are also welcomed to be a volunteer judge,” the PHS website advises.

Home and community gardens have always provided beauty to our neighborhoods and nutritious produce for our dinner tables. This growing season, the pandemic has dramatically increased food insecurity in greater Philadelphia.  Creating an extra, low-cost source of essential foods is even more important.  And it’s lots of fun when it’s a family effort and intergenerational

The garden contest sponsored by PHS gives residents an added incentive to increase food production to share with families, communities, and local food pantries. All types of gardens are welcome. This year’s contestants will be judged based on garden photographs and receive feedback virtually.

Entries are welcome in these categories:

  – Outdoor Home Gardens (including container gardens)

   – Public Space and Community Gardens

  – Indoor Houseplant Gardens NEW!

To learn more and sign up, visit https://phsonline.org/for-gardeners/gardening-competitions. Please email questions to gardeningcontest@pennhort.org or call 215.988.8897.

Once you have registered, follow the instructions to submit your photos and questionnaire by June 22.

For the first time, PHS will offer a Photography Workshops to help gardeners take good photographs. The series includes:

  •  Photography Essentials for the Outdoor Garden: Tues. May 26, 12 – 1 p.m.
  •  Processing Garden and Interior Plantscape Photos: Thurs. June 4, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

To register for the workshops, visit: https://phsonline.org/events/photography-essentials-outdoor-garden-may2020   

(Information for this article was summarized from the PHS website).

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