TONY'S BACK!!!! Boy, have we missed our amazing worker Tony, who came back to work today after a three month "sabbatical". He is by far the most positive person you could ever meet and Station C is back to full efficiency! WELCOME BACK TONY!!
Plantables workers Shea, Melissa, and Jim met some of the nicest people while telling the Plantables story at the Garden "U" event, sponsored by the St. Croix Valley Master Gardener Association today in Hudson. We really appreciated being included in the action of the conference. The sessions on climate change and prairie restoration were amazing.
Last week Plantables was extremely honored and humbled to receive the Richard Blakely Organization Achievement Award in Madison, WI, from the Governor’s Committee for People with Disabilities. We are so excited to be recognized for our role in providing the full spectrum of supported employment that is needed for adults of all abilities. Thanks to our friend Ramsey Lee for nominating us! We also greatly appreciate the work this committee is doing to advise the Governor’s office about the importance of preserving programs like IRIS, which many of our employees rely on for transportation, job coaching, and other employment support. This honor only inspires us even more to continue the Plantables mission. Thanks to all of you who are supporting this effort, we feel your encouragement. – Jim and Karen
Jim headed to Minneapolis today for the Spring into Green resource and craft event at the Midtown Global Market, 920 E. Lake St. He was be there with Plantables cards and Bee Bombs from 10-5, and met some really great people!
The event was sponsored by Do It Green! Minnesota - check it out at http://www.doitgreen.org/events/spring-into-green
As if Plantables wasn't cool enough, we have added the amazing Denny Toll to our wonderful group of weekly volunteers. Denny comes to the warehouse every Tuesday morning and has been assisting workers Rachel and Kevin in a variety of task. As a retired school principal, Denny also brings an educator's mindset to our important mission of "lifelong learning". All of us at Plantables want to say, Welcome and Thank You, Denny!!
For our last shift of the week, we were all smiles because we’re gearing up for several upcoming Spring happenings! For our Minnesota neighbors, Plantables will be participating as a vendor at the Inaugural Spring into Green event at the Midtown Global Market on Lake Street in Minneapolis, next Saturday, March 14, 10-5. This event will offer resources, tools and crafts to help our community reduce our impact on the environment, just in time for Earth Month. Please come see us!
Follow our progress as we get this venture up and running.