The city received state recognition at the annual Florida Festival and Events Conference in Naples, Florida, for two of its programs.
With over 500 applications and only 50 award winners, the Enviro Camp placed first in the category of Educational Programs.
Originally a four-week summer camp program for children ages seven to 10, Enviro Camp has grown in popularity and now runs for eight weeks during the summer.
The city also placed second in the category for Green Programs for their Community Gardens. The mission statement of their community gardens program is, “To create and maintain public gardens that promote a healthy lifestyle and for those who share a love and desire to learn more about gardening.”
Both of Ormond Beach’s Community Gardens are located within the Central Park system. The first Community Garden is located in Central Park off Hammock Lane, and the second in Central Park off Fleming Avenue. Both are within walking distance of the Environmental Discovery Center.
There are 59 community garden plots in total at the two Community Garden sites which are available on a first-come, first-served basis to local residents.