The National Gardening Association (NGA) will present National Garden Month in April 2005 for the third consecutive year. This month-long action plan to increase gardening invites everyone to get out and plant. NGA hopes that educational activities, public events, government proclamations and garden center seminars will build a steady stream of increased awareness and participation from coast to coast and make National Garden Month 2005 as successful, if not more so, than the past two celebrations.
NGA introduces a new program to the nationwide celebration — Give a Garden, a nationwide campaign with a simple premise: There is someone in your community who will benefit by receiving a “garden” from you. From as small as a container of geraniums for an elderly neighbor or as big as planting a garden at a local public park, the opportunity for making a difference through gardening is endless. The call to action is going out to individuals, schools, garden centers and corporations everywhere.
Garden centers are encouraged to participate in National Garden Month 2005 via the Give a Garden program by following easy, step-by-step activities suggested by NGA. Look for the one-page “Give a Garden Suggestions for Garden Centers” instruction sheet available at www.garden.org .