Adopt-a-Plant is back

The Drumheller Mail - - SPORTS - terri Hux­ley

In or­der to cre­ate a beau­ti­ful and aes­thet­i­cally pleas­ing Drumheller, D.A.R.T.S, the Town of Drumheller, The Drumheller and District Cham­ber of Com­merce (DDCC), and lo­cal busi­nesses and vol­un­teers have banded to­gether to achieve this goal.

Dave Carter, the main vol­un­teer who ral­lied ev­ery­one to­gether, no­ticed the planters in the down­town core and by the World’s Largest Di­nosaur were not be­ing kept up so he asked to see if he could ex­tend a hand. “I talked to the Town and the Cham­ber ,” said Carter. “They saw no rea­son we couldn’t do it and then I ap­proached D.A.R.T.S. as part of their an­nual flower fundrais­ing pro­gram.”

15 planters are cur­rently avail­able and as the pro­gram grows, more will turn up.

“So thats our fu­ture as we move for­ward – we want to slowly ex­pand through­out the val­ley,” said Carter.

Carter is thrilled with how the pro­gram is mov­ing for­ward and adds great ben­e­fits to the com­mu­nity.

“I think it’s a mes­sage to all in Drumheller. It shows that the com­mu­nity re­ally cares and that we take pride in our com­mu­nity to make it look beau­ti­ful,” said Carter.

The con­tri­bu­tion to adopt­ing one of the plants cov­ers the cost of the flow­ers and the fer­til­izer for the en­tire sum­mer. No par­tic­i­pants need to take care of the plants mak­ing it ‘the eas­i­est gar­den­ing you’ll ever do.’

If in­ter­ested in get­ting in­volved, email Carter at pre­his­ or call 403874-5361.

“If you want to be apart of it, you can be apart of it,” said Carter.

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