National Garden Clubs 2017 Award of Excellence


ST. LOUIS (May 22, 2017)—National Garden Clubs Inc., one of the nation’s most-recognized nonprofits and largest volunteer gardening organization in the world, announces the 2017 winners of its highest honor, the Award of Excellence. The winners, who were recognized at NGC’s 88th annual convention in Richmond, Va., include Alan Steinman, Ph.D., the Allen I. and Helen J. Hunting director of the Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute at Grand Valley State University in Muskegon, Mich., Pearl Fryar, creator of the inspiring Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden in Bishopville, S.C. and the Heirloom Seed Project at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro, Maine.

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