Brutontown Community NeighborWoods Plantings Part of NeighborWoods Month Celebrations

Cultivate Diversity: Mix It Up for Healthy NeighborWoods
TreesGreenville, the Greenville County Redevelopment Authority, and residents of the Brutontown Community will kick-off our first NeighborWoods project. Up to 200 shade trees will be offered to residents to plant in their yards. Street scape will be planted along Old Paris Mountain Road. Planting, Care & Maintenance workshops and educational material will be available at the Brutontown Community Center. The revitalization plans inlcude: burying power lines, widening the streets, building a sidewalk and creating planting spots for trees between the sidewalk and the street (streetscape). Five of the 80 homes we’ll plant at are Habitat for Humanity “Earth Craft’s.” At noon on Oct. 4 there will be a Community Cookout at the Brutontown Community Center. The rain date is 10/11/08.

Date: October 1, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Date: October 4, 2008
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Date: October 16, 2008
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Brutontown on Old Paris Mountain Road in Greenville.
Purpose: To celebrate the benefits of trees in the places people live. During National NeighborWoods Month, we want to share the message that planting and caring for trees adds value to our communities. Trees are not just a local concern but a national one as well. Your participation in National NeighborWoods Month not only enhances your community’s health, but also furthers our collective efforts to ensure that everyone gets to live in neighborhoods with trees.
Note: National NeighborWoods Month is part of the National NeighborWoods program, an initiative to re-green North American cities from coast to coast. The National NeighborWoods initiative is a program of the national Alliance for Community Trees in partnership with The Home Depot Foundation.
For Immediate Release Contact:
Joelle Teachey
September 29, 2008
Related Resources:
Local NeighborWoods Month Event Media Advisory
National NeighborWoods Month Media Advisory