marshall-california-ave-com-gdnAbove: Radwan and her son accept the award.

Teresa Radwan received the Community Greening Award from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society for her community flower garden at the bottom of Marshall and California avenues in Brightwood.

Radwan is a member of the Brightwood Civic Group, and a resident of the neighborhood. She maintains the garden and works to transform other parts of her neighborhood.

She played a key role in the development of Washburn Square by working to convince the city to remove 47 row houses that were falling apart on her street and put in 3 new homes and a parklet.

The Community Greening Award celebrates those individuals and municipalities that have improved their communities through greening, throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

Judges evaluate entries based on plant variety, design, use of pace and horticultural practices, giving out awards to 67 winners throughout the tri-state area.

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) will pay tribute to community greening championships across the state; including one presentation at the Governor’s residence is Harrisburg, hosted by Mrs. Susan Corbett.