Ethan Platt (left) President of American Meadows and Jim Feinson (right) President of Gardener’s Supply. Gardener’s Supply photo.

Gardener’s Supply wins award for Plant-a-Bar by Vermont Business Magazine on Jan 25th, 2017

Original Article Posted by Vermont Business Magazine on Jan 25th, 2017

Vermont Business Magazine Gardener’s Supply Company is being honored with a national, “2017 Green Thumb Award,” by the Direct Gardening Association for its innovative new product, “Plant-a-Bar(link is external).” Gardener’s Supply said in a statement that Plant-a-Bar is an ingenious combination of an outdoor bar and an elevated planter – so you can serve a drink with a sprig of fresh herbs picked an arms-length away.

The DGA Green Thumb Award (link is external)recognizes outstanding new garden products available by mail or online. The awards are sponsored by the Direct Gardening Association, the world’s largest non-profit association of companies that sell garden products directly to consumers.

Direct Gardening Association gave Gardener’s Supply an award for its innovative new product, “Plant-a-Bar(link is external).” Gardener’s Supply photo, near the corner of St Paul and College streets in Burlington.

Plant-a-Bar is hand-made at Gardener’s Supply Company’s Milton, facility and is ‘green,’ because it’s crafted from reclaimed wood.

“With Plant-A-Bar, we’re encouraging more people to experience the fun of gardening” says Gardener’s Supply Company President Jim Feinson. “We’re also making the most of our precious forest resources by creating a great new product from recycled red cedar.  The wood makes a beautiful piece of naturally rot resistant outdoor furniture.”

Feinson accepted the Green Thumb Award last week on behalf of Gardener’s Supply Company’s employee-owners at the DGA Winter Conference in Savannah. Georgia.  He is pictured here (below) with fellow Green Thumb Award Winner, Ethan Platt, president of American Meadows, based in Shelburne, VT.

Plant-a-Bar comes in two sizes:  2’x4’ and 2’x8’.

About Gardener’s Supply Company:
Founded in 1983, Gardener’s Supply Company is a 100% employee-owned company of avid gardeners providing garden-tested, earth-friendly products combined with practical information. Located in Burlington, Vermont, the company has won many awards for its innovative gardening products, online gardening content and progressive management style. Gardener’s Supply is also a Certified B Corporation and donates 8-percent(link is external) of its profits to groups that fight hunger and make the world a better place through gardening.