Each plant sold creates jobs and opportunities for people with differing abilities.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UPPER MARLBORO, MD, March 21, 2017— Melwood, a nonprofit organization that creates jobs and opportunities to improve the lives of people with differing abilities, announces its annual Spring Plant Sales. Sales take place throughout April and May with proceeds helping to fund Melwood’s horticultural programs. Through the gifted hands of individuals with differing abilities, Melwood specializes in the commercial production of ornamental annuals and provide a wide array of therapeutic and enriching experiences for its employees and persons served.
“A significant portion of the Melwood horticultural team consists of individuals with differing abilities who find it rewarding to see the culmination of the seeds they’ve planted come to fruition through plant sales,” said Cari DeSantis, president and CEO at Melwood.
Choose from a large selection of blooming flowers, including various colors and scents of Geraniums, hanging baskets, Heliotrope, Coleus, and assorted herbs.
Onsite plant sales at Melwood’s Main Campus greenhouse, located at 5606 Dower House Road, are open to the public Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Visitors must enter the campus through the Administration Building before making their way to the greenhouse.
Mark your calendar to purchase plants grown by Melwood at the following events:
Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival
April 22 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
April 23 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
31st Annual Towson Gardens Day
May 4 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
National Cathedral All Hallows Guild Flower Mart 2017
May 5 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
May 6 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Flower and Jazz Festival in Westminster, Md.
May 13 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Green Spring Garden
May 20 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Crossroads Farmers Market in Takoma Park
Every Wednesday from May to December
Farmers Market at USDA George Washington Carver Center
Every Thursday in May
Melwood plants beautify the community and enrich the lives of people with differing abilities located throughout the greater Washington, DC region. In addition to selling to the public during the annual sales, Melwood holds horticultural contracts to grow and provide a variety of plants for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the HUD Building in Washington, DC, MGM National Harbor, and two garden centers: Old City Farm & Guild at 925 Rhode Island Ave. NW, in Washington, DC, and Pablo's Garden Center at 11941 Rockville Pike in Rockville, MD.
For more information, please visit www.melwood.org/.
Melwood is a nonprofit organization that advocates for and empowers people of differing abilities to transform their own lives through unique opportunities to work and play in the community. Since 1963, Melwood has envisioned a world in which people with differing abilities are fully included. Using an innovative and effective social entrepreneurial model, Melwood offers job training, employment, life skill improvement, community support, and recreation opportunities to more than 2000 people each year in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area and throughout the State of Maryland. Melwood operates a training program graduating approximately 100 workers with differing abilities each year and employs more than 1,600 workers annually, including over 900 persons with differing abilities. For more information visit www.melwood.org.