Green for Life | Environment
More than 50 Minnesota schools got a little greener today.
This is 2nd year for a statewide event called "Green for Life". As a result, more than 100 trees were planted at local schools, including two at Jefferson Elementary in Rochester.
Nick Sargent, of Sargent's Landscape Nursury, says it's important to teach children that plants are valuable when it comes to things like beauty, energy savings and cleaning the air.
"Research shows that, I believe it's by eleven, if children haven't had a hands on experience planting a plant of some kind they're much less likely to have a lifetime of enjoying gardening and planting," says Sargent.
All of the trees planted at schools around the state were donated by members of the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association.