“Green” Gardeners Make a Difference Photo Contest

Calling all Green Gardeners in the Metro DC Area! It’s time to stand up and be counted! Enter the Metro DC Lawn and Garden Blog’s “Green Gardeners DO Make a Difference” Photo Contest for your chance to win great prizes.
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May 31, 2012 - PRLog -- (Washington DC, May 31, 2012) “Green”, eco-friendly gardeners know that one of the easiest ways to make a difference to the planet is by starting in their own backyards! So in honor of its second anniversary, The Metro DC Lawn and Garden Blog would like to recognize the “green” gardeners in the area by sponsoring a  “Green Gardeners DO Make a Difference!” photo contest.

From May 25th - June 15th, residents of the Metropolitan Washington DC area can enter their favorite photo showing one or more “eco-friendly” elements of their home landscape. Site visitors will then have two weeks, from June 25th - July 6th, to vote for the photo that they feel best represents the beautiful benefits of growing green!

Contestants will be competing for  these valuable prize packages:

First Place Prize Package includes: a rain barrel, a utility cart, a compost tumbler, a sprinkler timer, winning photo printed on canvas and framed, and a gift certificate to a local garden store (Retail value of first place prize package approximately $700).

Second Place Prize Package includes: a utility cart, a sprinkler timer, winning photo printed on canvas and framed and a gift certificate to a local garden store (Retail value of second place prize package approximately $400)·

Learn More: http://gardening.mwcog.org/

“Metro DC is often earning accolades for everything from green buildings, green roofs, green energy and even green college campuses,” said Stuart Freudberg with Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. “But we think it’s time to recognize the individuals who are doing their part to help protect the planet by making changes in their own homes and yards – the area’s “green” gardeners.”

Since June 2010, The Metro DC Lawn and Garden Blog has been “planting and nurturing” ideas for  gardeners who want to do a little more to protect the local environment.  Sponsored by a group of county and town governments in the DC region, the blog has been a fun and sometimes fiesty place to discuss topics such as conserving and protecting water, eliminating chemicals, gardening for wildlife and planting native species.

“We appreciate our readers...and EVERYONE in the area that practices responsible lawn and garden habits,” Freudberg said. “And we want to help encourage their efforts.”

Click here for the complete  rules for the Green Gardeners DO Make a Difference Photo Contest:

Learn More: http://gardening.mwcog.org/

About the Client
The Green Gardeners DO Make a Difference Photo contest is sponsored by The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Community Engagement Campaign and the Northern Virginia Clean Water Partners which represent local governments and utilities with a shared interest in preserving and protecting the beauty of the Metropolitan Washington DC Area.

Stuart Freudberg, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, (202) 962-3340, sfreudberg@mwcog.org
Eric Eckl, Water Words that Work, LLC, (703)-829-6732, eric.eckl@waterwordsthatwork.com
Betsy Franz, Metro DC Lawn and Garden Blog, lawngardenblogger@waterwordsthatwork.com
Learn More: http://gardening.mwcog.org
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