The Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation department in North Carolina has an "ag-vocating" program that teaches gardening to residents and discusses topics such as childhood obesity. Another offering is the Bringing Accessible Agriculture Recreationally Now program, which teaches youths business and marketing concepts.
Wake Forest, N.C., is holding public meetings as it decides how to develop outdoor-recreation opportunities on a 80-acre parcel of land. "Funds will be requested next fiscal year to develop a master site plan for the property based on the information we receive from the citizens," said Ruben Wall, director of the Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources.
Around one-third of those in Generation Z are deleting their social media profiles, while 64% are taking a break from their accounts, market researcher Origin says. To win these users back, marketers must articulate their brands' social purpose and values, focus on one social platform and master it, and reach out to consumers using their favorite social influencers via other channels, writes Dara Treseder.
Fifty-five percent of donors gave at least four charitable contributions to their favorite organization in 2017, regardless of income, a Community Brands report says. "Think through and plan your appeals -- what are you asking for, what type of gift are you hoping for and who are you asking," the survey's authors advise.
National Pollinator Week, June 18-24, is a celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats and other critical pollinators. Pollinators are essential to our ecosystem and are responsible for one out of three bites of food we take each day. Celebrate pollinators with us by participating in our #Parks4Pollinators Photo Contest -- so be sure to submit your best pollinator photo for a chance to win a Miracle-Gro Nature's Care prize pack. Learn more.