(ATLANTIC) Spring planting will take place in downtown Atlantic on May 16th.
Emily Kennedy is leading the planting committee and she said they have a new adopt-a-bed project this year.
“We’re hoping to have individuals, families, groups and businesses adopt the beds out to do the maintaining of the weeding and pulling a dead plant if one didn’t make it or picking up any trash that might be in it and so just helping maintain the beds so that they look good all summer long,” explained Kennedy. “We really wanted to bring it into more of a community based project and get more people involved.”
Chamber Director Megan Roberts said anyone interested in volunteering to plant or adopting a bed should contact the chamber. She said there is no cost involved.
“The only thing that we could see being an expense is a little bit of your time. If you want to give about an hour a week, that’s what we’re kind of estimating you’ll spend out there just checking for weeds,” said Roberts. “In the beginning if you want to put some Preen down or something to help the weeds from coming up, that would be at your expense and we would give you a list of some recommendations, but by no means would you be expected to buy the plants or the mulch, we’ll take care of that through what the Community Promotion Commission sets aside in the budget for the project.”
Plaques will be placed in the beds to recognize those who adopt them.
The color scheme for the plants on Chestnut and Walnut Streets will be purple, red, yellow and white.