Here’s how to get a free ‘Garden-to-Go’ kit from Lowe’s this spring
As you start your spring cleaning, Lowe’s is stepping in to help you get creative and add some nice touches to your home. Lowe’s month-long SpringFest celebration will be hitting stores in April and will include free, curbside family project kits. Starting April 1, you can sign-up for a free Garden-to-Go kit on Lowes.com. The demos will include lawn care maintenance with Scotts and paint demos with The Sherwin-Williams Company. Here’s a list of the events that you can expect to see:
Virginians report receiving random seed packets that may have come from China
ROANOKE, Va. Have you received random seeds in the mail? The department said Virginians have reported receiving unexpected seed packets that appear to have originated from China. The types of seeds in the packages are unknown and VDACS warns the plants could be an invasive plant species. Those who have received the packets said they may have Chinese writing on them. Anyone who has received this type of package is asked to contact the Office of Plant Industry Services (OPIS) at 804-786-3515 or send an email to ReportAPest@vdacs.virginia.gov.
LEAPing into action: How you can help save Roanoke’s community gardens
The nonprofit connects people to local produce, supports local farmers and offers discounts so the community can afford fresh fruits and veggies. “I think it’s really valuable for people to know where their food comes from,” said Lev. "And to be able to take part in that, is hugely powerful.”That’s why he said the four community gardens in Roanoke are so beneficial. When LEAP discovered that the Roanoke Community Garden Association—which has run the gardens in the city for the past 11 years—would have to shut its doors, they leaped into action. The need for these community gardens is there.