We’re entering into the perfect time to be working on your gardens and the perfect time to support a great organization!
The Knox Parks Foundation will be hosting its annual plant sale next Friday and Saturday at 75 Laurel Street in Hartford. Stop by between 9:00am-6:00pm on Friday, May 29 or 9:00am-2:00pm on Saturday, May 30 to purchase annual, perennial, herb, and vegetable plants for your gardens.
Knox Parks works in partnership with residents, businesses and government to build stronger, greener and more beautiful communities in Greater Hartford, with a special emphasis on the Capital City itself. This event is a fundraiser to support the Knox Green Crew, an AmeriCorps Program where members work with community volunteers to beautify the city of Hartford while learning about the environment.
The Green Crew carries out a wide range of projects throughout Hartford, including fee-based landscaping services for local nonprofits and labor assistance for Knox activities. The conservation corps is a team of out-of-school youth who are trained in landscaping and gardening in order to develop marketable skills while improving the appearance and productivity of Hartford’s green space. Programs involving the Green Crew include Hartford Blooms, a collaboration with the Greater Hartford Arts Council; creation of community gardens; and maintenance of public spaces such as the Ancient Burying Ground, as well as other beautification projects.
So if you’re going to be beautifying your home’s landscape in the upcoming weeks, why not support a great cause in the meantime? Please stop by next weekend!