This fall, The Label Experts had our Annual Community Involvement Week! Every year, employees at EIM get together to pool our resources and time to give back to our local community.
This year, we kicked off our week of giving with a pledge drive for the Monadnock United Way—and we beat our previous year’s record for giving! We also broke out our competitive side to see who could outbid their coworkers during our auction of old computers and office furniture. All of the winning bids went to support the Monadnock United Way. (Go here if you’d like to learn more about how MUW supports our community.)
We culminated our community involvement week with our annual Day of Caring. The Label Experts took a break from our normal label making routine to help the Keene Recreational department prepare the gardens in Ashuelot River Park for winter. By the end of the morning, we had planted over 40 native to New England plants throughout the park.
Us non-gardener Label Experts were curious, why focus on native to New England plants? Turns out,
there’s an important ecological reason for that! Master Gardener Dian explained they focused on increasing native plants to foster biodiversity. Increasing native plants has a positive effect on native wildlife. Essentially, more native plants = native birds, animals, and insects can flourish.
Curious about contributing to your region’s biodiversity with native plants? Check out the Audubon Society’s native plant database to find plants that are local to your area.