Back to Nature Home and Garden to Donate 4,000 Holiday Trees and Decorations to New Jersey Kids

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Children Will Pledge to Plant the Live Evergreens in Spring as an Ecology Lesson in Social Awareness, Sustainability and Giving Back to the Planet

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Kids Enjoy Decorating Live Holiday Trees at Back to Nature Home & Garden and Pledge to Plant them in the Spring.

This is the season of giving and we want to give back to our local communities and educate children on the importance of giving back to the environment.

Back to Nature Home and Garden is giving new meaning to the traditional Holiday Giving Tree. In the garden center’s spirit of giving, the tree itself is the gift—both to children and the environment—and Back to Nature is inviting children and their families to participate this holiday season.

During its Holiday Tree Giveaway event through December 24, Back to Nature is donating 4,000 free evergreens to local communities in central New Jersey and inviting children to experience the joy of decorating them in their Santa’s Workshop located at their Valley Road garden center in Basking Ridge. In exchange, Back to Nature is asking them to commit to planting the live Dwarf Alberta Spruces in their yards next spring as a lesson in sustainability and the importance of giving back to the earth.

“This is the season of giving and we want to give back to our local communities and educate children on the importance of giving back to the environment,” said Anthony Sblendorio, owner of Back to Nature garden retail center and ecologically-minded landscape design/build firm. “Our area tree population was devastated by Superstorm Sandy and we’re still recovering. Planting trees is a great way to restore our environment. “

The holiday tree giveaway is an extension of Back to Nature’s fall donation of 1,000 free shade trees to residents of Bernards Township. That town lost 15,000 trees to Superstorm Sandy and officials challenged residents to plant five trees in five years. Sblendorio partnered with the township to support its environmental goal and young trees and shrubs were claimed by residents.

“Living trees are gifts that keep on giving,” said Sblendorio. “Kids love the whole experience of decorating holiday trees and they will have so much fun planting them in the spring.”

Back to Nature is transformed for the Holiday Season into a festive Santa’s workshop and winter wonderland holiday shopping boutique. Visitors are invited to enjoy freshly roasted s’mores, browse for environmentally-friendly, artisan-crafted housewares, gifts and more.

For more information about Back to Nature and the Holiday Tree Giveaway, call 908-350-7506 or visit: .

Back to Nature Home and Garden is a premier garden and retail destination with an ecological approach to gardening and environmentally-friendly living. In addition to being a full-service organic nursery, Back to Nature features unique, nature-inspired housewares, decor and gifts, floral services, resources for local, sustainable food, and an event center for hosting educational classes and workshops. The design/build division of the company creates customized regenerative outdoor spaces that inspire reciprocation between people and nature. For more information, call 908-350-7506 or visit: .


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