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Heritage Garden receives CEGA award

HG interns

On Saturday, October 12th, 2019 the UIC Heritage Garden received an award from the Chicago Excellence in Gardening Awards (CEGA) team. The award ceremony was held in the Austin Town Hall building in one of Chicago’s north west communities. Two UIC Heritage Garden leaders, Mechiya Jamison, and Zuleyma Morales,  and two UIC Heritage Garden Interns, Sana Murtaza Bhali and Alejandro Gomez, represented the program and attended the event along with the Garden Educator and UIC Latino Cultural Center Director Dr Rosa Cabrera, PhD. Gardens and Farms from over 76 neighborhoods across Chicago entered the competition. There were 31 honorable mentions and 68 awards presented. The UIC Heritage Garden received a sign to place in the garden, a rain gage, and flower bulbs to spring up next year.


Read the article on UIC Today website


Learn more about the awards and the names of the 2019 honorees