Planter Renovations in Downtown Turner's Falls
Students from Franklin County Tech have renovated and planted over 6 planters in downtown Turners Falls.
Students from Franklin County Technical School's horticulture class have renovated, planted and mulched a number of the planter beds in downtown Turner's Falls. Funding for these planter renovations come directly from the local community with strong support being provided by Greenfield Savings Bank as well as other downtown businesses including The Center for Responsive Schools, Turners Falls Pizza,The Rendezvous, Dolan & Dolan, Riff's and Gary's Coins. Local Harmony
supplied perennials at wholesale cost as well as professional landscape design from Abound Design.
Local Harmony oversaw the installation process of each planter while also explaining the ins and outs of the project in a workshop format. Horticulture students from FCTS gained first-hand experience and perspective participating in this high-profile, professional-grade project. Each planter bed is now filled with beautiful and hardy perennials designed to provide texture and color throughout the entire growing season.
The objective over the course of time is to assist and encourage creating planters and gardens that are so unique, vibrant and well maintained that they act as a draw.
This project is only possible with strong support coming from all corners of the community. We thank those that are already involved, and we invite others participation and support – please consider volunteering or donating in support of it.