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Giving The Gift of Gardens

As I wrote about last year , the American Public Gardening Association (APGA) created National Public Gardens Day as a “national day of celebration to raise awareness of America’s public gardens and their important role in promoting environmental stewardship and awareness, plant and water conservation, and education in communities nationwide.” Now in its third year, National Public Gardens Day is Friday, May 6, 2011. APGA timed National Public Gardens Day to coincide with Mother’s Day weekend, which they call the “unofficial” start of spring and a time when the environment is top of mind for most consumers. The whole purpose of a public garden is to provide the knowledge and love of plants to a community, something that every gardener needs. Public gardens are a great source of information. For example, many of them host or house local garden clubs and societies. These gro...

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