2016 Mayor Jackson's Garden Contest for Kids Winners
Oct 25, 2016
At the October 24, 2016 Council Meeting, Mayor Jackson announced the winners of the 2016 Garden Contest for Kids.
The Mayor's Garden Contest for Kids is an annual event to encourage children and youth between the ages of 5 and 16 to be active outdoors and cultivate an appreciation for nature through gardening. The contest featured three categories: two categories for individual entrants, Flower and Vegetable, and a School Classroom category. There was a lot of response from a new crop of gardeners as well as returning gardeners.
Flower Category Winners
First Place – Vamakshi Parikh
Second Place – Priscilla Nelson
Third Place – Juliet Harris-Unger
Vegetable Category Winners
First Place – Ryan Noble
Second Place – Matthew Royer
Third Place – Addyson Maitland
School Classroom Category
First Place – Ms. Bohmert's Grade 4/5 Class, Hawthorn Elementary
All winners received passes for use at Delta recreation facilities.For the School Classroom Category, Ms. Bohmert's class received a wheelbarrow, 10 garden trowels, 10 garden rakes, a load of top soil and a $100 gift card for West Coast Seeds.
Congratulations to all of the winners, we look forward to seeing the submissions for next year’s contest.
View some of the gardens and participants from the 2016 Mayor Jackson's Garden Contest for Kids.