AMES True Temper Sponsors NGA'S GROW Campaign

By National Gardening Association Editors

Rose Getch
National Gardening Association
(800) 538-7476, ext. 129
e-mail: rose@garden.org

Julie Molnar
Robert Falls & Co. Public Relations
(216) 696-0229
jmolnar@robertfalls.com

South Burlington, VT (April 10, 2006) - The National Gardening Association (NGA) is pleased to announce that Ames True Temper is the newest sponsor of NGA's GROW Campaign. GROW is a year-round promotional campaign that engages the public in all aspects of gardening. The focal point of the campaign is National Garden Month-a nationwide celebration of all things gardening. April is National Garden Month 2006 and will culminate in the NYC Grows Garden Festival in Union Square Park, New York City, on April 29. For more information visit http://www.nationalgardenmonth.org/.

"As a GROW sponsor, Ames True Temper is demonstrating their corporate commitment to our vision of connecting people to plants in the areas of plant-based education, health and wellness, environmental stewardship, community development, and home gardening," explains Mike Metallo, President, NGA. "We are delighted to be partnering with Ames not only on the GROW Campaign, but also with National Garden Month? and the NYC Grows Garden Festival."

"At Ames True Temper, we believe that nothing is more wholesome than friends and families getting together to beautify their lawn and garden," says Geoff Browrigg, Ames True Temper Vice President of Marketing. "Working together toward growing a plant, a tree, a garden, or even a simple outside clean-up project, contributes to the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of individuals." Ames True Temper, Inc. is a leading North American manufacturer and marketer of non-powered lawn and garden tools and accessories.

The National Gardening Association (NGA) 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 www.garden.org. To learn about how to get involved in National Garden Month (this month!) in your own area, visit www.nationalgardenmonth.org. If you plant to visit NYC on April 29th, log onto to www.nycgrows.org to see all the activities your family can enjoy.

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