Fayetteville sustainable landscape competition runs through May 26

Thep Thai Restaurant won the restaurant category in the 2016 landscape competition. / Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

The Fayetteville Urban Forestry Advisory Board is taking nominations for its annual landscape competition.

Two awards are given each year, one for commercial and one for residential properties that serve as good examples of sustainable landscapes. Winners will receive a recognition sign to be displayed on their property.

This year, a team of judges will determine the winners from two categories; Best Edible Residential Garden (gardens producing vegetable, fruits, herbs, or spices) and Best Sustainable Commercial/Civic Property (gardens with landscaping using native plants, low watering needs, and other environmental and/or social benefits).

The three winning participants in each category will receive a landscape recognition sign that may be displayed for the following year at the winning property, as well as a certificate of award and a prize. A tour of the winning gardens will be open to the public.

Applicants must have addresses within the Fayetteville city limits, and should be prepared to give judges a brief tour of their property between June 5-19.

To apply, visit fayetteville-ar.gov.

Entry forms will also be available at the Saturday Farmers’ Market on the Fayetteville square at the managers/information table, and at the Parks and Recreation Department office, 1455 S. Happy Hollow Road.

Applications must be received by 12 p.m. on May 26. Winners will be notified on June 30.

For more information, call Lee Porter at 479-444-3486.