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July 6, 2018

[June 28, 2018] – Sullivan Renaissance received the 2018 Media Awards Silver Medal of Achievement for brochure design, presented by GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators.

This national award recognizes individuals and companies who achieve the highest levels of talent and professionalism in garden communications. The 2018 competition had more than 260 entries in 56 categories.  Recipients of the Silver Medal represent the top winners each competition category and will now compete for best of group in the areas of writing, photography, digital media, broadcast media, publishing and trade.

Sullivan Renaissance collaborated with Fisher Mears Associates to design and produce the “The Renaissance Collection” brochure which highlights plants that grow successfully in Sullivan County, NY.  “The Renaissance Collection can help with choosing plants that enhance public spaces and beautification projects,” said Diana K. Wiener, Horticulture Program Manager at Sullivan Renaissance who worked on the award-winning piece. This is Diana’s 2nd GWA Media Medal of Achievement Silver Award.

“The GWA Media Awards showcase the writers, photographers, editors, publishers and trade companies that have pursued excellence in gardening communication in print or electronic communications,” says Becky Heath, president of GWA.  “The Media Award winners have been judged by industry experts and show significant distinction and merits that exemplify exceptional work.”

The Renaissance Collection brochure along with the plants that it highlights can be found at several local garden centers and nurseries including: Delaware Valley Farm & Garden (Callicoon, NY), Everlasting Spring Garden Center (White Sulphur Springs, NY), Jeannie’s Bed of Petals (Callicoon, NY), L&M Farms (Bethel, NY), Laurel Grove Greenhouse (Port Jervis, NY), Liberty Home and Garden (Liberty, NY), Monticello Farm Home & Garden, Inc. (Monticello, NY), or Vita’s Farm & Garden (Jeffersonville, NY).

Since the early 1980s, the GWA Media Awards program has recognized outstanding writing, photography, graphic design and illustration for books, newspaper stories, magazine articles and other works focused on gardening. In recent years, the awards program has expanded to include on-air talent, production and direction for radio, television, video, Internet and other electronic media. To view all the 2018 GWA Media Award recipients, visit For more information about this award, contact Crystal Goodremote 212.297.2198 or

About GWA

GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators, formerly the Garden Writers Association, is an organization of professional communicators in the green industry including book authors, bloggers, staff editors, syndicated columnists, free-lance writers, photographers, speakers, landscape designers, television and radio personalities, consultants, publishers, extension service agents and more. No other organization in the industry has as much contact with the buying public as GWA members. Learn more at

About Sullivan Renaissance

Sullivan Renaissance is a community development and beautification initiative of the Gerry Foundation.  The organization offers grants, technical assistance and resources to build beautiful, healthy, active communitites in Sullivan County, NY.  Learn more at