Recology Volunteer Event Smells like Roses

153 Recology volunteers dedicated Saturday, June 26th to the beautification of the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden. The event was a major success due in large part to the announcement that the garden is competing for recognition as America’s Best Rose Garden.

Together, the volunteers planted 51 rose bushes purchased from the $1,880 donated by Recology employees to the Friends of the San Jose Rose Garden. Among the activities during the event were deadheading spent blooms, weeding and spreading 100 cubic yards of compost throughout 5.5 acre site. As the temperature increased to 85°F, the 153 sweat and dirt covered gardeners persevered in cleaning up the garden, leaving the site more beautiful than when they arrived.

Terry Reilly, co-founder of the Friends of the San Jose Rose Garden, produced a 6.5 minute video on our volunteer event. The video captures the essence of the day and reflects the true spirit of Recology employees. You can watch the video here: www.FriendsSJRoseGarden.org/photo_gallery.htm

The bottom line is that we are “People Reaching People” who give back to the communities we serve. The garden was just a wild patch in the city only three years ago. With your effort and your vote, the garden is well on its way to being recognized as “America’s Best Rose Garden.”

Help the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden achieve the coveted status of America’s Best Rose Garden by casting your vote for it: www.rose.org/voteform.

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