Aug 24, 2023
GardenComm International awards the Wilfred J. Jung Distinguished Service Medal

GardenComm International celebrated a successful return to in-person events with its recent conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A highlight of the conference is the honors and awards ceremony, where among the many awards presented was the Wilfred J. Jung Distinguished Service Medal, of which Spring Meadow Nursery/Proven Winners ColorChoice was the recipient.

Garden Comm Awards 2023
Garden Comm Awards 2023

Wilfred J. Jung Distinguished Service Medal

The Wilfred J. Jung Distinguished Service Medal is awarded annually to an allied member, recognizing outstanding contributions to GardenComm and the industry.

“GardenComm has been extremely fortunate to have Spring Meadow Nursery/Proven Winners ColorChoice as an allied member, and they are so deserving of the Jung award,” Maria Zampini, president of GardenComm, commented. “They have been a valued member, going above and beyond with financial and in-kind support. Perhaps most importantly, allowing their staff to contribute their time as member volunteers to serve on committees, as speakers, exhibitors, and various other tasks has been a significant boost to the organization, helping to move it forward.”

With over 25 years as a GardenComm allied member, Spring Meadow/Proven Winners ColorChoice consistently champions the organization’s mission to offer educational opportunities, recognition, and career development in gardening communication.

“We extend our heartfelt gratitude to GardenComm International for this recognition. We are humbled by this honor and look forward to advancing our shared mission with GardenComm in the years ahead,” Natalie Carmolli, public relations specialist for Spring Meadow, stated.

Spring Meadow Nursery is headquartered in West Michigan. For more information, visit

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