The City of Midland participated in America in Bloom (AIB) 2016, a program that promotes national beautification efforts through education and community involvement by encouraging the use of flowers, plants, trees and other environmental and lifestyle enhancements.
Since its inception in 2002, more than 22 million people from cities and town across America have participated in the America in Bloom program. Other Michigan cities that have participated in America in Bloom include Holland, Woodhaven and Frankenmuth.
AIB representatives toured and evaluated our community on: overall impression, heritage preservation, landscaped areas, environmental efforts, urban forestry, and floral displays; all with an emphasis on community involvement. The AIB representatives visited Midland July 21 and 22, 2016.
Residents got involved by painting, planting, tidying up their homes, businesses and neighborhoods, and working with neighbors to do the same. Residents also participated by nominating their favorite garden in the City-sponsored Secret Garden Contest.
Click below to view the community profile that was sent to America in Bloom!