Dave and Lillian have recently been recognized as Community Heroes by the LiveSmart BC program. They have also been presented with an award for "outstanding use of various media in ongoing outreach work to reduce waste in our environment" by the Recycling Council of British Columbia. Seeds of Diversity also awarded them with a Certificate of Appreciation for volunteer contributions and they were recognized by Boundary Family Read - Columbia Basin Alliance For Literacy for their support. Lillian's award winning poetry has appeared in five hardcover anthology books and several newsletters and magazines throughout North America. She has had the honor of attaining Editor's Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry, not once – but twice. Dave won an award for his photography through Cottage Magazine; his photos grace the cover of both Towards Understanding and Purple Snowflake Marketing. His work also appears on the graphic design work for the Place in Time CD. More recently the Brummets have been acknowledged by the Canadian Wildlife Federation, who provided the Brummets with Backyard Habitat Certification. As active members of Seeds of Diversity, saving seed from non-hybrids and participating in seed exchanges is an educational hobby with positive results. Helping to save rare or threatened species from extinction, donating seeds to low-income gardeners and taking bags of produce to the local food bank are some of these results.