DENVER – Designscapes Colorado, Inc. and their work at the Clayton Early Learning Moonbeam Gardens in Park Hill were recently awarded by the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (ALCC) with The ELITE Award for Community Service.
The Clayton Early Learning Project is a unique and forward-thinking community stewardship initiative that helps address the metro food desert in Denver’s Park Hill neighborhood. The project garden was planted, maintained and harvested by both members of Designscapes Colorado and students of Clayton Early Learning to provide families in the Park Hill Neighborhood with access to fresh produce. Not only did this provide students with exciting hands-on gardening experience, but the pounds of food harvested weekly were also sent home with the students accompanied with budget conscious recipe cards to provide their families with access to healthy, sustainable meals.
The ELITE Awards presented by ALCC and sponsored in 2018 by Colorado Materials, Inc., and Hunter Industries/FX Luminaire, is the only program of its kind in Colorado and honors outstanding landscapes and personnel within the profession. Award-winning projects reflect the 21st Century values of sustainability, service and environmental stewardship.
According to ALCC Executive Director John McMahon, The ELITE Awards illustrate how Colorado’s landscape companies deliver innovation, best management practices, originality, professionalism and problem solving for their clients.
“These awards celebrate the connections between companies and clients to create and maintain landscapes that support healthy lifestyles,” said McMahon.
To view photos of all ELITE projects and get ideas for your home, go to http://www.alcc.com/elite-2018.
Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (ALCC), with six chapters statewide, is the premier professional organization for Colorado’s landscape companies. For more than 55 years, ALCC has guided landscape professionals to address Colorado’s unique climate and to promote sustainable landscapes. ALCC promotes the responsible use of water and other natural resources and provides educational and industry certification opportunities to Colorado’s landscape professionals. More information at www.alcc.com.