Citizens For A Better Norwood

Sunday, May 20, 2007

How to adopt a planter in 3 easy steps

Exterior sidewalk planters full of beautiful flower arrangements will be placed in areas of Norwood where local residents commit to being their adoptive, shall we say, caregivers. Norwood Health Commissioner Donna Laake says funding for the planters is provided by a Community Development Block Grant as part of the Streetscape Program. Currently, planters have been placed close to local businesses that have promised to water them and otherwise tend to their overall well being.

Who has not admired the gorgeous planters at the corner of Williams and Floral that Norwood resident Rene Dierker has lovingly cared for the past several years? Planters like those could grace a corner near your house, too, and bring a bit of visual summertime delight to all who pass by. If you want a planter but don’t want the sole responsibility of caring for it, recruit some neighbors to pitch in and help. It’s as easy as 1-2-3:

1. Promise you’ll care for and water them faithfully, then
2. Call Donna Laake at the Health Dept. at 458-4600 and tell her you want to adopt a planter or planters and where you would like it/them placed.
3. Donna will take it from there and make arrangements for delivery to the location at no charge to you.