Thompson Recreation Center, located in Columbus’ Victorian Village, was selected by Local Matters as the 2015 Boyd W. Bowden, DO Memorial for New Gardens. Established by the Foundation in the memory of long-time Foundation Director Dr. Bowden, the award recognizes community programs that are making a positive impact within their neighborhoods. Local Matters, in collaboration with Thompson Recreation Center staff, expanded the Learning Garden. The garden is used for hands-on nutrition and gardening education with children and for adult gardening programing through Local Matters, a non-profit organization in central Ohio working to build healthy communities through healthy food education and access.