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Horticulture is Healing

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“Donna, your wreath looks better than mine, except I can see what I am doing!” After being a florist for more than 30 years — and gardening for the majority of her life — it is no wonder that Donna Covais can design beautiful gardens, wreaths and floral arrangements. What separates her from the crowd […]

B Corps: People Using Business as a Force for Good

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We’re excited. Today, Gardener’s Supply has joined a class of companies called B Corps. With this certification comes a dual mission that combines bottom-line success and social responsibility. In short: Do well and do good. Since we started back in 1983, Gardener’s Supply has been a socially responsible business, which we’ve expressed by supporting employee […]

Help Monarchs by Planting Milkweed in Your Garden

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Times are tough for monarch butterflies: For the past few decades, the population of monarchs has declined dramatically. Gardeners looking for the flash of orange-and-black monarchs are discovering that this most famous and beautiful of butterflies is becoming harder and harder to spot. The reason? Habitat loss. Specifically, there’s a lot less milkweed, the single […]

Company Farm Update: HARVEST!

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This spring, we started something called Company Farm. Our goal was to grow food to donate to families in need. Well, the harvest is in, and we dug 325 pounds of potatoes from 25 4×6′ raised beds. Though the result is not as big as we’d hoped (500 pounds), we’re still quite pleased. It was […]

Announcing 2013 Garden Grant Winners

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Congratulations to this year’s winners of grants from the American Community Gardening Association and Gardener’s Supply. Recipients were selected based on need, community involvement, influence on the community and the number of people served by the project. Gardener’s Supply also supports ACGA by providing scholarships for recipients to attend the ACGA annual conference. The four […]

Garden Volunteers at Gardener’s Supply

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Last week — on a rare day free of rain — volunteers from the marketing department went to rejuvenate some gardens at a facility that serves Burlington’s homeless. We spent the morning digging out weeds and planting a fresh batch of perennials, shrubs and herbs. We also set up a row of Terrazza planters with […]

Company Farm Update: Can’t Stop the Rain; Can’t Stop the Potatoes

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After the first five weeks of our pilot year of Company Farm, I’ve learned that farming is not for the fainthearted. Nor is it for people who tend to worry. When you start a farm (or a backyard garden), you surrender certain controls and take what nature dishes out. We started Company Farm with the […]

Company Farm: Gardening for Good

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At our Burlington campus, we’re trying something new this year: growing potatoes. Lots of potatoes. If all goes well, we will harvest more than 500 pounds of potatoes this fall and donate them to the local food shelf. We’re calling the project Company Farm because the farmers are employee-owners who work in the Burlington office. […]

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