Each year the Potomac Chapter accepts applications for its annual professional awards in a number of categories. The eventual winners are honored at the annual Awards Gala in the spring. The 2020 Awards Gala was held virtually, on Facebook Live on May 14!
From 6-7pm, Paul Tukey, Chief Sustainability Officer at The Glenstone Museum, delivered the keynote address (1.0 PDH/HSW).
From 7-7:30pm, this year’s professional awards were announced.
Our Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Ralph D’Amato at our Annual Chapter Celebration this fall.
Is an award-winning journalist, author, filmmaker, HGTV host, consultant and motivational public speaker who is internationally recognized as a pioneering leader in sustainable landscaping. Now serving as the Chief Sustainability Officer for the Glenstone Museum in Potomac., Md., Paul is helping to create a “living classroom” on the all-organic 300-acre site that includes native meadows, a five-acre organic lawn, restored streams and tributaries, forests and more than 9,500 newly planted native trees. Learn more about Paul Tukey
Was born in 1937 and grew up on a 100-acre hog farm in Western Massachusetts. He developed a love of plant material and landscaping from his grandfather, who trained him in proper techniques of planting, pruning and care of the landscape. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst (UMASS) with a major in Landscape Architecture and a minor in Horticulture in 1959. Learn more about Ralph D’Amato