AZUSA, Calif., April 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In celebration of Earth Day and Earth Month, Monrovia, the leading grower of premium ornamental and landscaping plants in the United States, has announced its Plant It Forward campaign. Designed to inspire us all to plant something beautiful this spring and help create a more green and healthy planet all year long, Monrovia has collaborated with Plant-for-the-Planet, an organization that plants trees for a better world, to help plant trees in the Yucatan Peninsula. As part of the campaign, Monrovia has also launched the Plant It Forward “Curb Appeal” Sweepstakes. For more information on the campaign and the sweepstakes, as well as sharable digital downloads like videos, wallpapers, and a fun quiz, go to PlantItForward.mn

“Any size garden—from a potted plant on the steps to a full landscape—makes a huge difference because each garden amplifies the impact of those around them,” explains Monrovia’s editorial director, Kate Karam. “They all add up. So, your windowbox, my perennial garden, our neighbor’s vegetable patch, and the park down the street, work in sync to create an ecosystem that nurtures pollinators and helps to balance CO2 levels. If each of us planted even one more thing, the collective result would be epic. By participating in #PlantItForward, we can make a difference now, and also contribute to the success of Plant-for-the-Planet.”

It’s easy to participate in Monrovia’s Plant It Forward campaign and encourage others to contribute to creating a more green and healthy planet by planting a garden of any size:
1. Plant something beautiful this April for Earth Month.
2. Post a picture of your new planting on Instagram or Twitter with #PlantItForward and tag 3 friends to do the same.
3. For every #PlantItForward post, Monrovia will plant trees in the Yucatan Peninsula through its valued partnership with Plant-for-the-Planet.

Plant-for-the-Planet is an international organization with an ambitious goal: to fight the climate crisis by planting trees around the world—one trillion trees to be exact. Since March 8, 2015, when Plant-for-the-Planet installed the first tree on a completely deforested area in the Yucatan Peninsula, three million new healthy trees have been planted in that region. The target is that by the end of 2030, Plant-for-the-Planet will have planted over 100 million trees on the Yucatan Peninsula. Together, we can help plant trees for a better world through this inspired organization.

The Monrovia Plant It Forward “Curb Appeal” Sweepstakes runs from March 15th, 2019 through April 30th, 2019. The sweepstakes winner will receive a broad selection of Monrovia’s finest plants and a design consultation for a residential front yard to enhance their home’s curb appeal. To enter the sweepstakes, go to PlantItForward.mn. Official sweepstakes rules can be found here.

About Monrovia:

Monrovia, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Azusa, California, is the nation’s leading grower of premium ornamental and landscaping plants, with more than 3,600 varieties, including more than 250 that are exclusive to the brand. Through work with top breeders and plant explorers, Monrovia is at the forefront of discovery for improved plant varieties and constantly on the lookout for plants that are more pest, disease or drought resistant, or that impress gardeners due to unusual colors, flowers or fruits. Monrovia’s five environmentally-responsible nurseries are located in Visalia and Venice Hills, CA, Dayton, OR, Cairo, GA, and Granby, CT. Monrovia plants can be purchased in-store or online with delivery to independent garden centers, at Lowe’s locations nationwide, and through re-wholesalers nationwide. The company remains a family owned entity.

Elka Karl                             
Phone: 510-508-7328             
Email:  elka@dadascope.com


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