Donations Help Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo Grow This Season

Valu Home Centers recently provided Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo with a $500 garden tool donation at Plantasia, the garden and landscape show hosted by the Western New York State Nursery and Landscape Association (WNYSNLA). Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo also received a donation of various flowering shrubs from WNYSNLA at the culmination of Plantasia. “The tools from Valu and the plant material from Plantasia will really help us kick off the 2011 gardening season in our 72 community gardens located throughout the City of Buffalo. We are so appreciative of the support we receive from both Valu Home Centers and the WNYSNLA,” Susannah Barton, Executive Director, Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo. Mike Petrillo of Valu added “Now more than ever Valu Home Centers understands the importance of promoting a strong and healthy community.”

About Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo

Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo is an independent, 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization devoted to helping people create and sustain community gardens on vacant land in the City of Buffalo. The organization was started in 1992 by J. Milton Zeckhauser, a life-long Buffalo resident and businessman who recognized the value community gardens would bring to Buffalo’s neighborhoods. Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo supports over 70 community gardens on over 100 previously vacant lots in the City of Buffalo. These community gardens beautify and strengthen neighborhoods, enable the productive reuse of vacant properties and improve the overall quality of life for residents. To find out more, contact Susannah Barton, Executive Director at (716) 783-9653.

About Valu Home Centers

Valu Home Centers, a privately owned regional Home Center chain based in Buffalo, New York, has been proudly serving the do-it-yourselfer since 1968. With 41 stores and more than 1000 employees in Western and Central New York, and Northwestern Pennsylvania, Valu provides its customers with the perfect alternative to the large, warehouse home improvement stores. Valu Home Centers is committed to hands-on involvement in the community and to giving back to the people of the cities and towns where our stores are located.

About Western New York State Nursery and Landscape Association (WNYSNLA)

A not-for-profit corporation of Green Industry professionals (including teachers, nurseries, garden centers, growers, landscape architects, landscapers, tree care firms, and lawn care firms) the Western New York State Nursery and Landscape Association, Inc. was founded in the early 1940s. WNYSNLA strives to promote, expand, improve, and elevate landscaping, nursery, and related trades.