Riverside Elementary School's "Imagine" garden was awarded the 2011 Education Garden of the Year award by the Franklin Park Conservatory.

Riverside Elementary School's "Imagine" garden was awarded the 2011 Education Garden of the Year award by the Franklin Park Conservatory.

The award was presented to the school Aug. 26. The garden was funded through sponsorships from entities including Scott's Miracle-Gro, the Dublin Education Foundation and Franklin Park Conservatory.

"This garden has truly been a Riverside community effort," principal Connie Sitzlein said in a news release. "Our parents, and business community have come together to provide our students with an authentic learning experience and an opportunity to give back."

The garden has yielded more than 50 pounds of food that has been donated to the Dublin Food Pantry. The project was initiated last year by the third grade and the entire school has contributed.