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Free Plants for Worthy Causes

At the end of each season, no matter how well we project our inventory needs, we invariably end up with some excess plants, roots and bulbs. Nothing’s worse than seeing them go to waste when we know that there are many worthy organizations who’d love to have them. This year, with floods, tornados, wildfires and more in the news daily, we know that our products can both brighten a landscape and serve a practical purpose as many perennials are great for erosion control.

This year, we’re turning to social media to match up our supplies with worthy groups. We’ve announced via our blog, Facebook page and our Twitter feed that we’re accepting nominations of organizations who would be interested in product donations.

This isn’t a scientific process, nor is it a contest in any way. Simply go to and fill out the form. The more information you can give us, the better and we will be giving preferential treatment to organizations that can offer to pay shipping costs. Non-profits, parks departments, schools, etc – If they’re interested in gardening, send them our way.

We have spring-planted flower bulbs, bare root perennials and a limited amount of plug perennials. All are ready for immediate shipping and all should be planted immediately. All we ask for in return is that the organizations help publicize the donation via their membership or local media.

Hurry – we’re going to be accepting applications until Monday, July 11th and have a limited supply. If you happen to be on Facebook or Twitter, we’re really appreciate if you could pass this along to other gardeners.

Many thanks!
Mike, Ethan and the Gardeners at American Meadows

7 thoughts on “Free Plants for Worthy Causes”

  • Caren

    My son lives in a group home for mentally challenged adults they could use some color and some updated plants
    how much would shipping be to Iowa I might be able to afford the shipping so that I could plant them there for all the clients in the house to enjoy

    sHARON DALCOMPO July 1, 2011 at 7:02 am

    Could not get to your donate form. Are you still offering the free plantings for this purpose?

  • Linda Rieger

    The Potomac Village Garden Club landscapes and cares for the Potomac Community Library. We can let the garden clubs of the National Capitol Area and library patrons know of your donation.

  • Andrea

    I cannot think of a specific need here in the Northwest at the moment, but I wanted to say WHAT A GREAT IDEA!

  • Andrew Curtis

    My daughter, Erin, lost two babies to Infant ALL (Leukemia). She is in the process of buying and renovating her grandmother's small farmette as a place of refuge for families that have lost a child.

    In the past my nephew and I have planted sunflowers over much of the four acres in memory of the babies as well as his dad who formerly farmed the property.

    I have also cleared bush and briars from an embankment on the property that adjoins a community multiuse trail and I have planted seeds purchased from American Meadows. The result has been a beautiful display of wildflowers that constantly receives favorable comments from those using that popular trail.

  • Karla Moore fo r the Owen County Art Guild
    Karla Moore fo r the Owen County Art Guild July 2, 2011 at 7:39 am

    We are working diligently to raise money for a new home for the art guild.We have been flooded out a few times as we are near the river.And we also have outgrown our small building. We are working on some upcoming fundraisers for the fall and this would add to what we could do at our events.Of course our main objective is to promote the arts and we also provide a scholorship each spring for a student persuing their dream in the arts.We also try to beautify what we have while raising the money and i personally will very soon be redoing the flower beds we have so this would be a blessing to add some color.I would be able to pay for the shipping.Please let me know .Thank you.

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