AIB Opens Enrollment for Community Beautification Programs
Communities wanting to become more beautiful and vibrant are invited to enroll in the 2023 America in Bloom (AIB) programs, which focus on transforming towns and cities through beautification initiatives.
AIB program participation empowers communities to become more beautiful by encouraging the use of colorful plants and trees, enjoying clean environments, and experiencing increased community vitality.
AIB recently launched a new tiered participation system, which helps communities discover how to become more beautiful and vibrant. Levels 1 and 2 provide opportunities for communities to conduct a self-evaluation of the strengths and opportunities for improvement, either working alone (Level 1) or with the aid of a trained AIB advisor (Level 2).
Level 3 enrollment, which is open now through Feb. 28, sends a pair of AIB advisors to visit the community and results in a comprehensive written report of how the community scores against a grid covering seven areas: community vitality, floral impact, landscaped areas, urban forestry, environmental initiatives, celebrating heritage and overall impression. Enrollment here culminates with participation and recognition at our annual Educational Symposium and Awards Program held each fall. This year’s Symposium will be held September 28-30 in Spartanburg and Greenwood, South Carolina.
Nearly 300 communities of all sizes across the country are enjoying the benefits of beautification through AIB programs. Registration for AIB programs is available online at www.americainbloom.org.