Martin Garden Center Press Release

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PRESS RELEASE

7.05.16

MARTIN GARDEN CENTER AND UNITED COMMUNITY BANK ANNOUNCE TOMATO CHARITY GIVEAWAY
Martin Garden Center and United Community Bank join forces to donate tomato plants to local community gardens
 
QUICK PITCH
Forty-two flats of heirloom tomatoes go to good causes
 
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Project_Host_Sally_Green_smGREENVILLE,  July 5, 2016 — Martin Garden Center announced today a joint effort with United Community Bank in Mauldin, SC to donate forty-two flats of heirloom tomatoes to charities and local community gardens.  Some of the beneficiaries are Project Host, Gardening for Good, Meals on Wheels, Roper Mountain Science Center Special Events, the Greater Greenville Master Gardener Heritage Garden at Roper Mountain Science Center, the Renew Community Garden, and others.

Sally Green, executive director for Project Host, which now runs the Gardening for Good project, picked up the flats for the Project Host Garden and was very enthusiastic about local community garden efforts. “There is a need in Greenville to join together and establish a working conversation between the various community gardens.  We are super excited at this prospect and thank Martin Garden Center and United Community Bank for this show of support for local community gardens.”

Reggie Meehan, owner and Chief Inspiration Officer (CIO) of Martin Garden Center was more than happy to donate the tomato flats.  “A miscommunication during a busy season resulted in 1000 tomatoes needing a new home. I feel it’s always nice to give back to the community that has done so much for Martin Garden Center.”

United Community Bank, with locations throughout Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and South Carolina, offers personal banking, business banking, corporate and commercial banking, and advisory services.  They were happy to work with Martin Garden Center in donating the surplus tomatoes for charity purposes and participate in this endeavor.

Project Host was the first soup kitchen in the country to have a garden on site. And this is one garden that earns its keep.  It has grown tons of produce for the hungry, and their culinary students always have access to the freshest produce to use when honing their skills.  Started in 1998 by Carol McLaurin and Kris Burton – two Master Gardeners who decided their passion for gardening could help people in their community – the Garden has become an integral part of Project Host’s success.

Martin Garden Center, located on Martin Road in Greenville, has the largest selection of flowering plants in the upstate and prides itself on offering quality indoor and outdoor plants and garden accessories, along with the best customer service possible. With acres of flowers, shrubs, trees and herbs, Martin Garden Center has everything needed to create a garden masterpiece.

Martin Garden Center states that there are still additional flats available for pickup, so any charity or community garden may come by at their convenience to pick up tomatoes.  Some community gardens are doing a second planting, so now is the perfect time for picking up additional tomato plants.  They are available on a first-come, first-serve basis to charity or community gardens in the area.

For more information, please contact Martin Garden Center at 864-277-1818.


COMPANY INFORMATION

MGC_Press_ImageMartin Garden Center, located on Martin Road in Greenville, has the largest selection of flowering plants in the upstate and prides itself on offering quality indoor and outdoor plants and garden accessories, along with the best customer service possible. With acres of flowers, shrubs, trees and herbs, Martin Garden Center has everything needed to create a garden masterpiece.

“People tell me Martin’s is their happy place, a place they go when they have the blues. I’m proud to provide a refuge and make their days happier.” – Reggie Meehan, CIO (Chief Inspirational Officer).

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Martin Garden Center
198 Martin Road
Greenville, SC
864-277-1818
www.martinnursery.com

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