Volunteers dig in to plant trees at welcome sign

Minto Mayor George Bridge accepted an invitation to help beautify the village of Clifford on June 9 and dug in alongside volunteers to plant trees and flowering plants behind the recently-installed “Welcome to Clifford” signs at the north and south ends of the village.

Clifford and District Horticultural Society president Vic Palmer noted the society applied to the Ontario Horticultural Association and was awarded a grant to cover the cost of planting trees and shrubs that would have a lasting benefit to the community. 

Clifford Rotary assisted with preparing the sites breaking up the earth to make planting easier.

The Homecoming 2017 Committee participated to help beautify the town in preparation of the Homecoming celebrations.

Watering will be maintained by the Town of Minto.

Bridge commented this will make a great addition to Clifford and look great for the homecoming celebration. This design will compliment the flower bed complete with a stone facade to be built in front of the signs.

Palmer mentioned the society tries to highlight or participate in provincial and federal gardening events.

The group celebrated Arbour Week and Arbour Day by planting trees in Old Rotary Park in April. 

This event was to celebrate National Garden Day. Also, the Ontario Horticultural Association designated it Garden Ontario Week.

The next project local service groups will be co-operating on will be national Tree Day on Sept. 28, when hundreds of trees will be planted.