Kent’s Doria Daniels presented with Edith Chase Conservation Award

Image of produce growing at the Thomas-Anderson Memorial Garden
The Thomas-Anderson Memorial Garden lead by Doria Daniels and over 30 volunteers is located in Kent's Historic South End on 1110 Walnut Street. Gina Schlegel/The Portager
Doria Daniels holds her 2021 Edith Chase Conservation Award initiated by the Kent Environmental Council after her work in Kent’s Historic South End. Gina Schlegel/The Portager

The Kent Environmental Council presented Kent resident Doria Daniels with the 2021 Edith Chase Conservation Award for her work in Kent’s Historic South End.

This award was given to Daniels after leading the efforts of the Thomas-Anderson Memorial Garden that is in Kent’s Historic South End. Daniels donated the land for the garden, located at 1110 Walnut St.

The community garden was made possible by over 30 volunteers who continuously came together to plant the multiple flower beds, fruits and vegetables. 

Daniels explained that the project is more than a garden, but rather a way of “pulling the community together.”

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