Citizens For A Better Norwood

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Adopt a planter now while supplies last!

Spring is here, so it’s time to get your order in to adopt a planter or two or three, compliments of a Community Development Block Grant as part of the Streetscape Program. Health Commissioner Donna Laake oversees the adoptions and tells us approximately 40 planters will be available to place around the city. “Usually we put them in groups of 3, but if there are lots of folks who will “adopt” them, we may only put 1 or 2 at each site,” she told us, adding, “We need to know how many sites can be adopted so we can order sufficient flowers and dirt for the pots.” Donna estimates the planters could be on the streets by early June if she gets good response from community members, businesses, churches, and other organizations now. 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 each planter 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.