Iowa Nursery and Landscape Companies Honor 9/11 with day of Service in Madrid

Posted on Sep 1, 2016 in Events

On September 7, 2016 the Iowa Nursery and Landscape Association (INLA) is hosting the 5th annual Day of Service in Iowa at the Iowa Arboretum in Madrid, Iowa. This annual opportunity is to remember the events of 9/11/2001 and to ask INLA members to volunteer to give back in the community. The INLA Day of Service Planning Committee began in 2011 and held its first Day of Service, INLA has continued to choose locations all across central Iowa.

Around 29 INLA member volunteers participated in the 2015 Day of Service to revive Linn Hall on the Kirkwood Campus in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Horticulture students from Kirkwood Community College and Iowa State University (ISU) participated along with the members of the INLA board of directors.

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29 INLA member companies and horticulture students volunteered for the 2015 INLA Day of Service at the Kirkwood Campus in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The Day of Service locations are selected by the INLA Day of Service Planning Committee and have varied from the ISU campus in Ames, Iowa, to a site on Iowa government ground surrounding the State Capitol, and the Kirkwood Campus. The

The 2016 Day of Service is taking place at the Iowa Arboretum in Madrid, Iowa on September 7, 2016. INLA encourage Iowa nursery and landscape professionals and horticulture students to volunteer to give back to Iowa communities. During the Day of Service, INLA always provide volunteers with lunch and plenty of beverages for their heard work. Persons interested in learning about volunteering opportunities during the 2016 Day of Service can email Joan O’Brien at joano@agribiz.org or call 515-262-8323 for details.

About the Iowa Nursery and Landscape Association, founded in 1921, the Iowa Nursery and Landscape Association strives to promote the horticulture industry through its membership of growers, landscapers, brokers, and retail garden centers.  For more information about the Iowa Nursery and Landscape Association, please go to www.iowanla.org.

About the Iowa Arboretum, the Iowa Arboretum is located on 415 acres in the heart of Boone County. The arboretum was organized in 1966 by the Iowa State Horticultural Society on the society’s 100th anniversary. Its mission is to grow, display, identify and study plants for education, research, conservation, esthetics, and for personal enjoyment and recreation. The arboretum contains hundreds of species of trees, shrubs, and flowers arranged in 19 collections spanning 40 acres.

 

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