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2008: The Entrepreneurial Excellence Award Program for Non-Profit Businesses

Awarded by the National Association of Women Business Owners

2006: Volunteer Award

Awarded by the Sedona Community Center

2004: Take Pride in America Award

Gardens for Humanity was honored on February 6th, 2004 with an exciting award! We received the national "Take Pride in America" award in recognition of our outstanding use of volunteers in creating gardens. This was presented to our Founder, Adele Seronde, at a ceremony at our Phoenix Demonstration Garden by the Secretary of the Interior and the Governor of Arizona.

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A crowd of local Gardens for Humanity members and Master Gardeners and other dignitaries were in attendance.

Aimee Beth Ward, Master Gardener and Gardens for Humanity's Project Director and former Board Member for our Phoenix Demonstration Garden showed Governor Janet Napolitano the various herbal healing beds and other parts of our garden while awaiting the arrival of the Secretary of the Interior. Taffy Lanser, Labyrinth designer of the small labyrinth in the Healing Garden and the large one at The Lodge in Sedona, was also there to explain the many uses and benefits of this ancient tool.

Current Gardens for Humanity Board members Dan Finn, Michael Baker and Rose Marie Licher attended, as did several former Board Members.

2002: First Place by the Arizona Main Street Program for Best Public Improvement

2002 AAZ Main Street Award.The City expended a great deal of effort to make the parking lot an attractive addition between the commercial area and nearby residential homes. They were so successful that it was awarded First Place by the Arizona Main Street Program for Best Public Improvement in 2002. And our garden received a Merit Award for Exemplary Historic Recognition at the uptown parking lot from a local organization, Keep Sedona Beautiful. And in 2003, this garden was again honored by receiving the Arizona Main Street Award at the Governor's Rural Development Conference in the category of Best Public/Private Partnership. Eveline Horelle Dailey, Project Director, and Adele Seronde, Gardens for Humanity President, are shown with Governor Janet Napolitano who presented the award to us in October, 2003


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