Liberty in Bloom
The City of Liberty is excited to join the list of cities participating in America in Bloom in 2019. America in Bloom envisions communities across the country as welcoming and vibrant places to live, work, and play - benefiting from colorful plants and trees; enjoying clean environments; celebrating heritage; and planting pride through volunteerism.
America in Bloom has a national awards program based on building pride in communities by promoting beautification through education and community involvement. The program encourages the use of flowers, plants, trees and other environmental and lifestyle enhancements as ways to beautify the community as a whole.
We hope this program will inspire Liberty residents, community partners, retail centers and business parks get their hands dirty to help in the beautification and promote town pride and community involvement as we all work toward one common goal, a better Liberty!
How does the program work?
As a community of just over 30,000, Liberty will be in a judging category with cities that have populations 25,001 – 35,000.
Judges only visit and judge cities within the same population categories. This allows them to be familiar with the resources and needs of communities of that particular size. Judges will spend 1½ to 2 days in each city visiting municipal, commercial and residential sectors. They evaluate each community based on:
- Landscaped areas
- Urban forestry
- Floral displays
- Heritage preservation
- Environmental efforts
- Overall impression
- Community involvement
Liberty will receive an evaluation with a score and bloom rating. Evaluations are based on what the judges see and experience while visiting and will provide suggestions for making Liberty an even more vibrant and beautiful community.
Liberty in Bloom Committee
A committee of area residents, staff and a City Council member is already hard at work planning, organizing volunteers and developing a packet of information for the judges.
- Shea O'Dell, chair
- Hayley Cooper
- Max Garrison
- Aimee Gray
- Juarenne Hester
- Chris Veach
- Harold Phillips, City Council member
- Tom Garland, staff liaison
- Sara Cooke, staff liaison
How can you help?
Our community already does quite a bit to create a vibrant, colorful community – from butterfly gardens in our parks to expanding our urban forest and from park and street clean up efforts to filling the planters in downtown Liberty each season with a beautiful array of plants and flowers. With the help of residents, neighborhoods, businesses and community partners, we can all help to showcase Liberty in Bloom!
Volunteer for Spring Clean Up Day!
Join us May 5 for Liberty in Bloom Spring Clean Up Day -- a day for Liberty residents to come together to plant the seeds for a future that celebrates and preserves our heritage, our environment and the vibrant community we call home.
Volunteer Check-In: 12-12:30 p.m. at Rotary Plaza, 100 W Franklin St, Liberty, MO 64068
Clean Up: 12:30 -2:30 p.m.
Join us for a day of beautifying our community. Volunteers will help pick up litter, spread mulch, plant, clean up streams and more!
Can't make it on May 5? You can still be involved! Anything that residents, neighborhoods, businesses and community partners are already doing that represents the seven evaluation categories (landscaping, floral displays, urban forestry, heritage preservation, environmental efforts, overall impression and community involvement) can be included!
- Does your neighborhood association or HOA maintain an attractive entry to your subdivision?
- Are you working to revitalize an historic home or building?
- Does your organization volunteer to clean up in our parks or along our roadways?
- Do you or someone you know have a green thumb that is evidenced in their flower garden or landscaping?
Send photos and info to Sara Cooke, City of Liberty Public Relations manager, at 101 E. Kansas St, Liberty, MO 64068 or scooke@LibertyMo.gov.