Black & Decker Outdoor Products Sponsors National Garden Month

Rose Getch, Communications Director
National Gardening Association
(800) 538-7476, ext. 129

David Olsen
Black & Decker
(410) 531-6975

South Burlington, VT (March 14, 2006) - The National Gardening Association (NGA) is pleased to announce that Black & Decker Outdoor Products is sponsoring National Garden Month? this April for the second year in a row. During April 2006, NGA is pleased to encourage pride of ownership by gardeners everywhere by promoting This is My Garden.

"National Garden Month (NGM) is one of many ways in which NGA promotes gardening throughout the year. As we encourage people to be proud of their gardens, we reach out to those that don't think they have the time or the space to garden. NGA is pleased to have the support of Black & Decker. We like their motto. 'No Mess. No Hassle. Gets the Job Done.' Combine that with NGA's motto, 'If you don't think you can, let us show you how!'" says Mike Metallo, President, NGA.

"Black & Decker is excited to sponsor National Garden Month as part of our effort to appeal to gardeners with our line of environmentally friendly yet powerful products. We support the goal to inspire more people to get out into their yards and gardens to experience the physical, emotional, and environmental benefits of gardening," says Mike Wohltmann, director of Black & Decker Outdoor Products.

Black & Decker Outdoor Products include both corded and cordless electric string trimmers, hedge trimmers, edgers, pruners, lawn mowers, blower vacs, pressure washers and more. These products' innovative features, such as pivoting handles, automatic feed spools, articulating power heads, slide pack batteries and more, make them easy to use to help you keep your yard and garden looking its best.

The National Gardening Association (NGA), founded in 1972, is a national nonprofit leader in plant-based education. Our mission is to promote gardening as a means to renew and sustain the essential connection between people, plants, and the environment. To fulfill this mission we offer publications and programs focused on five core areas: youth education, health and wellness, environmental stewardship, community development, and home gardening. For more information, visit

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