In the next week or so two “holidays” will be observed that our industry and Harper’s take part in on a daily basis. This coming Sunday, April 22nd is Earth Day. Earth Day was started on April 22nd 1970 by then Wisconsin senator Gaylord Nelson. Earth Day 1970 achieved a rare political alignment, enlisting support from Republicans and Democrats, rich and poor, city slickers and farmers, tycoons and labor leaders. Many a tree,shrub,and garden have been planted in observance and hopefully many will continue to be.
A week from Friday, April 27th is Arbor Day in Arizona. Arbor Day started by Nebraska settler J.Sterling Nelson on April 10,1872. Nelson missed his Michigan forest and trees were needed for shade,wind breaks, and to reduce soil erosion (all great reasons to plant today!) in the early days of Nebraska. So enamored by trees and their beauty and benefit Nelson pushed to have an “official” day put in place for the celebration of planting trees.
Harper’s and the nursery industry in Arizona have begun a campaign called “Just Plant Something”. A modern day revival of both these days I suppose. We hope you’ll partake every day in the cause of making our planet a more beautiful place, we do. We will be having some special events over the next week to help celebrate the “official” dates.
So whether you want to improve your life with shade or fruit trees or you want to eat healthier Harper’s will try and help you in your endeavor to “GO GREEN”. It is what we do every day!
Donna DiFrancesco, the water specialist for the city of Mesa will be calling in to the Rosie On The House Show at 8:30 or so on Saturday am. Tune in to 92.3 fm KTAR to hear Donna an other Earth/Arbor Day ideas!
Last but not least, Harper’s will be celebrating Earth Day and Arbor Day by giving $10 OFF ON PURCHASES OF $50 OR MORE AND $22 OFF FOR PURCHASES OF $100 OR MORE AND $27 OFF ON PURCHASES OF OVER $150!!! This goes into effect Friday April 20th and is good thru April 30,2012.
Don’t Just Stand There-Plant Something!!
Since 1945-Harper’s Home Grown…It’s What We Do & Who We Are!!