Yee Haw! Subaru Brings a Hoedown to the Garden Show
Subaru of America is not your ordinary car company. Did you know that their Indiana manufacturing plant is a Zero Landfill Plant? This means ALL waste is recycled or turned into electricity. And the site is designated by the National Wildlife Federation as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat – over 800 acres serve as a home for birds and animals, including white-tail deer, red-tail hawks, blue heron, Canadian geese, mallard ducks, beavers, coyote, snapping turtles and the bald eagle. And Subaru has established a one-of-a-kind corporate initiative with the Subaru Share the Love Garden, which donates to local food banks to combat hunger in the region. Located at the Subaru headquarters in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, garden plots have been adopted by Subaru employee teams.
Subaru also has a long tradition of supporting the gardening community throughout the U.S. and they are a proud sponsor of the Northwest Flower & Garden Show. They will have two gardens at the show: The “Subaru Ranch” will celebrate a good, old-fashioned hoedown. Its big red barn will be reminiscent of country gatherings where music, laughter and kinship filled the air. The plants will be reminiscent of the Wild West, down to the tumbleweeds, and a red 5-door Subaru Impreza carries the ranch supplies. Stop by the Subaru garden on the skybridge where they will be giving special gifts for people who show them their Subaru car keys.
In the South Lobby, another Subaru Impreza takes the stage stage with the Subaru Impreza Improv display. Look for tree pruning demonstrations along with a special gift for attendees in conjunction with Corona Tools. With easy access to round up all your gardening supplies and plenty of room for bags of potting soils or compost, the Subaru Impreza is a great addition to your garden tool kit.
Subaru, sponsor of the popular PBS show “Growing a Greener World” starring Joe Lamp’l, is also sponsoring Joe’s appearance at the show for seminars on Friday and Saturday. Joe will be presenting “Growing a Greener World: Gardening to Make a Difference” and then he’ll be heading up to the Subaru garden on the skybridge to autograph his book and chat with fellow gardeners.
And that’s not all. Subaru has selected five seminars for special recognition. They will have four front-row VIP seats reserved for seminars by Joe Lamp’l (February 10 & 11), Steve Aitken (February 8), Graham Kerr (February 11) and Willi Evans Galloway (February 8). Along with these seats you’ll get a complimentary autographed copy of each speaker’s books. To find out how to get one of these VIP seats, just stop by the Subaru garden on the skybridge the morning of each seminar.
Subaru has even more free stuff! They have created a special blend of seeds, and handy reusable shopping bags, as a thank you giveaway, just for stopping by their garden (while supplies last). ~ Janet