PLANT SOMETHING DAY IS MAY 15, 2013
Sponsored by the Massachusetts Flower Growers Association (MFGA) and the Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA) to Get Growing
BRADFORD, MA On May 15, 2013, something new will take root in cities and towns all over Massachusetts. Thousands of people will plant something across Massachusetts —that day. Plant Something is a joint program of the Massachusetts Flower Growers Association (MFGA) and the Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA) and supported locally by Rogers Spring Hill Garden Center of Bradford MA.
“Don’t Just Stand There…PLANT SOMETHING on May 15!” promotes the environmental benefits of gardening. Local independent garden centers are taking on large scale planting projects. Rogers Spring Hill Garden Center is turning a flat and boring traffic island in Bradford MA into a spectacular three-season garden.
“People know that plants and trees provide shade, increase property value, and are good for the environment,” said Barbara Rogers Scharnack of Rogers Spring Hill Garden Center, “but they may not realize that plants can also reduce stress and improve your health.” She added, “Gardening can burn up to 600 calories an hour! Planting something is good for you, our community, and our local economy.”
Gardening contributes to the local economy. Massachusetts’ professional environmental horticulturalists—the people who grow, care, for, design, and install plantings and landscapes in your community—contribute $2.6 billion to the Massachusetts economy and employ 68,000 people.
Arbor Day – Trees for Tots
The Trees for Tots Arbor Day Arbor Day program brings over 1,000 pine saplings to all the children in the first grade in Haverhill.
The Exchange Club of Haverhill with National Grid and Rogers Spring Hill Garden Center sponsored this year’s Trees for Tots program. Children at the Walnut Square School in Haverhill bagged and boxed trees for distribution to schools on Arbor Day, Friday April 26, 2013.
The Haverhill Exchange Club launched the program in 1995 and it has spread to Exchange Clubs all over New England.