My Three Picks for the Shorty Awards

Not having time to whip up a Shorty Awards campaign sign, we'll go with an optimistic slogan and cute vintage poster.

On Twitter, it’s time for the third-annual Shorty Awards, “honoring the best producers of short, real time content.”

Yesterday, I decided that there were a few tweeters who truly and richly deserved nominations–and, more importantly, the added visibility that the awards selection process for their work, both virtual and real. So I nominated three of them right away.

All of these picks have modest followings, but deserve much wider recognition and support nationwide because their missions are critical, vital to our culture as more and more Americans explore issues of environmental health, food safety/security, and community vibrancy.

To help support their “campaigns,” allow me to introduce you to them today. If you’re so moved, I invite you to tweet your support for their nominations over at (It might not hurt to tweet a link to this page, but that’s up to you.)

@GGWTVGrowing a Greener Word
Bio: Growing a Greener World is airing now on public TV! Explore green gardening & sustainable living with your hosts Joe Lamp’l, Patti Moreno & Chef Nathan Lyon.
Category: #green
Nomination tweet: They artfully bridge public tv, gardening, food, and social media.

@GrowingRetro Peterson Garden Project
Bio: Vegetable gardening, history, seed diversity and community… all in a day’s work as we revive a WWII Victory Garden in Chicago’s 40th Ward!
Category: #culturalinstitution (Alas, there really isn’t a proper “history” or “garden” category, though you can “write in” that category if you desire.)
Nomination tweet: They prom[ote a] living Chicago victory garden w/charm.

WildflowerCtrLady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Bio: The mission of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is to increase the sustainable use and conservation of native wildflowers, plants and landscapes.
Category: #culturalinstitution
Nomination tweet: Tweets accurately reflect Lady Bird’s vision.

Thanks, y’all!!


  1. It was in a Google search, though I usually use a link for trackback. =)

    To my knowledge, she’s the only one (among the remaining posters at least) that appears more than once.

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