Shortly after the new year, America in Bloom redesigned its website with new features and easier navigation. Included in the new features are expanded resources with links about grants/funding, the economic benefits of plants, and youth gardening; a spotlight feature to showcase communities registered for this year's contest; and an archive of past e-newsletter editions.
In addition to the website redesign, America in Bloom will sponsor a webinar, "Jump Start Your Town's Urban Renewal," at 1 p.m. EST on Feb. 4 — less than a month before registration closes. This 45-minute free webinar will help attendees understand how participation in AIB can benefit their community. It will be hosted by Evelyn Alemanni and Jack Clasen, veteran AIB judges. Click here  for details on the webinar, including webinar basics for beginners and a link to registration.