an honor from scott arboretum (come ‘attend’ the awards occasion just about, free!)

TO SAY I WAS stunned could be understating it. Rather a lot. After I bought the decision from the Scott Arboretum at Swarthmore Faculty in Pennsylvania just lately that I’d been named because the 2024 recipient of their prestigious Scott Medal, I used to be fully caught off guard.

I used to be additionally very grateful to be added to the listing of individuals awarded the prize since 1930, who “have made an impressive nationwide contribution to the science and the artwork of gardening,” the arboretum web site says.

Final week I used to be delighted to get one other name from the employees there, this time alerting me that every one of you possibly can attend the digital model of the awards occasion, free, on March 10 from 4:30 to six PM Jap. I will likely be there in individual, giving a speech (uh-oh!) and attempting to recollect the right way to behave in public.

The aim of the award, the Scott web site says, is “to advertise a larger love of nature, make the nation extra acutely aware of the fantastic thing about the outside, develop a larger data and love of crops and flowers, unfold the gospel of higher planting and designing, and arouse a wider curiosity in higher planting and extra stunning gardens amongst all residents.”

Seems like one thing we positively consider in, sure?

Hope to “see you” March 10. Right here’s the hyperlink totally free digital tickets, and the general web page in regards to the award. The previous Scott Medal recipients listing is right here.

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