New Jersey Audubon presented with Rutgers Gardens 2014 Distinguished Achievement in Horticulture Award

On September 11, 2014, New Jersey Audubon was presented with the Rutgers Gardens 2014 Distinguished Achievement Goodman, Stiles, Graboski and Crawford 2014 Rutgers Gala in Horticulture Award. This award recognizes an individual or group who has made noteworthy contributions in the promotion and stewardship of public horticulture.

“Horticulture plays an important part of connecting people with the natural world,” said John Parke, Stewardship Project Director of NJ Audubon. “Gardening is a great way to engage and empower people to become better stewards of the land and allows them to become intimately familiar with how plants play a vital role in the health and well-being of our society.”

New Jersey Audubon would like to express sincere gratitude and appreciation to Rutgers Gardens and its Director, Bruce Crawford, for the award. Recognition by the Rutgers Gardens is truly an honor especially given Rutgers Gardens leadership and excellence in the art of horticulture that emphasis the relationship between plants, human health and nutrition in the designed, as well as in the natural landscape.