Plants Map Update: April 2014

Happy Spring Gardening Season from Plants Map!

Thank your for subscribing to our Journal. We wanted to share some news, updates and more.

Cossey Park Tags Have Arrived

The Plants Map Tags for Cossey Park Arboretum have arrived and are now in place. These were the initial 15 tags purchased and donated to Cossey Park Arboretum during our Startup Weekend competition in January. We want to again thank all of those initial supporters! You will get an individual email with the specific tree that has been tagged by you. We invite you to visit the Cossey Park Arboretum profile.

We are official!

After Startup Weekend, we continued to receive interest and enthusiasm for Plants Map. We did a survey that further confirmed people want to share their plant and garden interests and have an easier way to organize and id them. As of April we are now a domestic corporation and officially Plants Map, Inc. The co-founders are Tracy & Bill Blevins, Bryan Wengren, and Chris Muldrow. The company officers are Tracy Blevins, CEO and Bryan Wengren, VP & Chief  Design Architect.

Nonprofit Organization Profiles Launched

We are reaching out to nonprofit organizations to grow our online community. Explore Organizations  and read more about our free Nonprofit Organization Profiles. If you know of a community or public garden, plant society, garden club, or other garden related organization please tell them about Plants Map.

Earth Day Events

Plants Map is excited to participate in two local Earth Day events in Virginia to introduce our website and invite people to join us. On April 12th  we will be at the Fredericksburg Earth Day Festival at Old Mill Park and on April 26th  we will be at the Richmond Earth Day Festival at the 17’th Street Farmers Market.  Earth Day is recognized worldwide on April 22nd each year.

Did you know April is National Garden Month?

Back in the 1980’s, the National Garden Bureau worked with 23 cosponsoring national horticultural organizations to legislate National Garden Week, and in 1986 President Reagan signed the Proclamation. In 2002, the National Gardening Association resolved to extend the celebration to encompass the entire month of April.

Plant a tree on National Arbor Day, April 25th

Some states celebrate their own Arbor Day in different months. For a list of dates and events in your state visit The Arbor Day Foundation.

This April we hope you will do something good for the earth, plant a tree, or start a garden. And we also want to invite you to share your plants, gardens, and gardening interests on Plants Map as well.  Grow with us!

And again, Happy Spring from Plants Map.