Black & Decker Outdoor Products Sponsors National Garden Month 2005

By National Gardening Association Editors


Rose Getch
National Gardening Association
(800) 538-7476, ext. 129
e-mail: [email protected]

David Olsen
Black & Decker
(410) 531-6975
[email protected]

South Burlington, VT (March 29, 2005) - The National Gardening Association (NGA) is pleased to announce that Black & Decker Outdoor Products is sponsoring National Garden Month this April. The call to action for this year's National Garden Month campaign, April 2005, is "Give a Garden - Add Beauty to Life" and encourages everyone to get out and plant to help beautify our communities. Educational activities, public events, government proclamations, and garden center seminars all help build a steady stream of increased awareness and participation from coast to coast.

"National Garden Month is National Gardening Association's vehicle to raise public awareness by bringing together nonprofit organizations and corporations that embrace plant-based education as a tool to better every aspect of our lives," 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.

"Because our cordless and corded outdoor products run on electricity. You don't have to worry about fumes, harmful emissions or trips to the gas station. This allows you to take full advantage of being outside in the beautiful surroundings of your yard or garden. We hope that this year more and more people will become involved with National Garden Month," added Wohltman.

Larry Sommers, Vice President, NGA states, "The National Gardening Association is pleased to partner with Black & Decker Outdoor Products because the company's products offer sound environmental benefits and deliver great performance."

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 1973, is a national nonprofit leader in garden-based education. Our mission is to promote gardening as a means to renew and sustain the essential connection among 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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