Governor Christie Proclaims May 3-9 as “Plant Something Week”; Secretary of Agriculture Reads Proclamation at Condurso’s

NJ Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher (left) jokes with Anthony Luciano, owner of Condurso's Garden Center (center) and Dominick Mondi of the NJ Nursery and Lanscape Association during a tour of Condurso's after reading Governor Christie's proclamation of "Plant Something Week" in New Jersey. Credits: Melissa Benno
Anthony Luciano, owner of Condurso's Garden Center  (left), NJ Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher  (center) and Dominick Mondi of the NJ Nursery and Lanscape Association  announce Governor Christie's proclamation of "Plant Something Week" in New Jersey. Credits: Melissa Benno
Condurso's Garden Center employees gather with NJ Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher to display their Plant Something t-shirts on Monday Credits: Melissa Benno
Condurso's Garden Center employees gather with NJ Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher to display their Plant Something t-shirts on Monday Credits: Melissa Benno
One of the many varieties of flowers available at Condurso's Garden Center in Montville, NJ. Credits: Melissa Benno
One of the many varieties of flowers available at Condurso's Garden Center in Montville, NJ. Credits: Melissa Benno

MONTVILLE, NJ - Condurso’s Garden Center of Montville hosted New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas Fisher and New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association Executive Director Dominick Mondi on Monday, May 2 to read Governor Christie’s proclamation that the week of May 3-9 is “Plant Something Week.”

The Plant Something campaign promotes the benefits of horticulture and is funded by a grant awarded from the U.S. and N.J. Departments of Agriculture.

“We couldn’t have asked for a better day to kick off Plant Something week,” stated Fisher. “The Plant Something initiative started in Arizona about six years ago and has spread to 15 states. Its message is simple: ‘Don’t Just Stand There… Plant Something.’  It urges people to patronize our state’s nurseries and garden centers and to use Jersey Grown materials whenever possible.  It represents all that’s great about the Garden State.”

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“There are many benefits to planting trees, shrubs, and flowers,” stated Mondi.  “There’s a great return on investment for homeowners and communities who plant, including environmental benefits and increased perceived home values.  Planting in an urban environment can reduce crime, filter air and reduce noise pollution.

“It’s also good for you emotionally and physically to get outside and be active.  We want the campaign to resonate with people who might not be your typical gardeners.  We’d like to create long-term awareness of the benefits that plants will provide for them, their families, and their communities.”

Anthony Luciano, owner of 29-acre Condurso’s Garden Center and Farm Market on River Road, stated, “We’re happy the Plant Something campaign is kicking off here.  Planting is good for the environment and tending to a garden relieves everyday stress.”

Condurso’s was recently named the New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association’s Retail Garden Center of the Year.  The Center is a fifth generation-owned farm business, started in 1929 as a vegetable and annual plant farm.

For more information about Condurso’s, click HERE.

For more information about the Plant Something New Jersey campaign, click HERE.

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