The Community Garden Awards program began in 2010 to recognize the City's community gardeners. Community gardens are tended by service organizations, churches, schools, families, and individuals. They are a place for citizens to grow crops for the hungry and for use in the home. These gardens have beautified otherwise vacant lots by making them productive. Winners are recognized with a certificate of appreciation signed by the Mayor and the Beautification Commission Chair. The following is a photo of the 2019 Community Gardeners.