Become A Garden Evaluator

Enjoy looking at amazing gardens? Then join our team of Garden Evaluators this summer! If you possess keen writing skills, we’re looking for volunteers to assist.

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 Become a 2016 Garden Evaluator

Each year close to 100+ trained volunteers evaluate more than 1000 publicly visible gardens in search of the best gardens in Minneapolis. Nominated gardens are presented with a Minneapolis Garden Award.

We are also looking for assistance with the process of interviewing our top awardees and creating narratives of the gardeners and their garden. Additionally, if you have a good camera and a good eye, let us know if you’d like to become of one of our photographers to document these gorgeous gardens.

If you are interested in becoming an evaluator or to assist the program in other ways, please fill out the form below and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Time and Date of Evaluator Training and Kick Off Event

Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Pearl Park Recreation Center, 414 E Diamond Lake Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55419

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