US (MI): Greenhouse donating plants for positivity

Things are looking a little greener in the Chippewa Valley.

Around this time every year, Chippewa Valley Growers in Eau Claire donates thousands of plants to local churches, elderly care facilities, and numerous other organizations. At the end of the growing season, unsold annuals and vegetable plants don’t need to stay in a greenhouse, and the owners say they’re happy to give them away.

Thursday morning, the 7th of July, the extra foliage was given to any nonprofit that came to the Chippewa Valley Growers greenhouse.

“They’re able to pick out whatever they want for annuals and vegetables and take it to their organization, plan it up, and put it to good use. So it’s worked out really well. It’s growing every year, and it’s something we hope to continue into the future,” John Kelly, Chippewa Valley Growers Owner, said.

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