Mrs. Meyers Plant Something Day (+ Giveaway!)

05/25/2016

Plant Something Day with Mrs. Meyers (+ Giveaway!)

Last week, I spent the morning doing some volunteer work at Global Garden Refugee Training Farm for #PlantSomething Day. Global Garden is a farm where 100 refugee families can grow organic vegetables to eat and sell at local markets. They often grow vegetables that are native to their home countries. I had no idea that such an amazing garden community like this existed in Chicago. On Plant Something Day, some other bloggers (from left – Erin’s Inside Job and Once Upon a Dollhouse) and I helped plant vegetables and weed the garden. Mrs. Meyers provided these cute aprons for us to wear and hand washing stations with delicious smelling soap to clean up afterwards.

Mrs. Meyers has partnered with the American Community Gardening Association (ACGA) to help support gardens like these all across the country. For every order on MrsMeyers.com through June 15th, the brand will donate $5 to the ACGA. I’m so excited to be involved with this amazing initiative. You can learn more here. Make sure to keep reading till the end of this post to enter to win some Mrs. Meyers products.

Plant Something Day with Mrs. Meyers (+ Giveaway!)

Mrs. Meyers’ scents are inspired by a Midwest backyard garden and are made with natural, plant-derived ingredients.

Plant Something Day with Mrs. Meyers (+ Giveaway!)

While gardening, I was told to eat one of these flowers. I did and it tasted exactly like an onion. So weird!

Plant Something Day with Mrs. Meyers (+ Giveaway!)

How cute are these hand washing stations?

Plant Something Day with Mrs. Meyers (+ Giveaway!)

In addition to a $5 donation, the first 2,500 orders will also get a free basil seed paper – all you have to do is plant the paper under a thin layer of soil. Shop here.

Plant Something Day with Mrs. Meyers (+ Giveaway!) Plant Something Day with Mrs. Meyers (+ Giveaway!)

Gardening gets people outdoors and helps build communities.

Plant Something Day with Mrs. Meyers (+ Giveaway!)

Plant Something Day with Mrs. Meyers (+ Giveaway!)

Thanks to Mrs. Meyers for sponsoring this post.

Plant Something Day with Mrs. Meyers (+ Giveaway!)

Enter below to win a cute bucket full of Mrs. Meyers products including:

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(Winner must be located in the U.S. Giveaway ends June 4th.)

  • Samuel Still

    This is a great giveaway! We use Meyer’s in our household daily! This is also a really cool project!

    • I’m glad to hear that!

  • Elise

    Great project! Looks like such a cool way to give back.

    – Elise
    http://www.prettyandfun.com

    • It was a great experience.

  • Sam

    Amazing project! I really like that they are provided with supplies to grow what’s native to their country, as it can bring comfort in a trying time.
    http://millennialmingle.com/6-things-millennials-should-ask-before-moving-to-a-new-city/

    • Right?! It’s such a great idea.

  • Erin’s Inside Job

    Great to meet you! I wasn’t told to eat a flower! I totally would have 🙂

    • Great to meet you too! It was so good haha.

  • Love this project so much. I’m pretty sad I didn’t get to go but it looks like everyone who went had an awesome time. Gardening is so much fun and something I look forward to every single warm season. We don’t have a plot this year but we have in past years. I love watching things go from teeny tiny seed to gigantic plant in no time at all. My favorite thing to grow is definitely arugula followed closely by those chives you got to sample!

    xoxo,
    Dannie
    http://www.stilefotocibo.com

    • That’s so cool that you garden! Haha I didn’t realize those were chives.

  • Crafts onthego

    i am moving to zero waste and will be adding a few more things in a few months to help that become a reality very soon.
    – craftyone

  • Debbie Clauer

    I am planting a garden for the first time in several years. I recycle & upcycle lots of stuff.

  • ClickClick

    We garden, and compost all scraps. We reuse rain water for the plants, also.

  • DJ

    We have already started our garden and are building a greenhouse this year.

    • Wow, that’s great.

  • latanya t

    we started our vegetable garden

  • belinda bell

    I have my flower garden and we are growing tomatoes

  • Holly Thomas

    I grow a vegetable garden every year.

  • I’ve been giving this whole gardening thing another shot this year; very excited, it’s looking like I’m able to keep green things alive! Yay!

    • That’s great! xo

  • Lauren

    I plan to plant a backyard garden.

  • I have a big veggie garden, I also just installed a clothesline 🙂

    • That’s so cool.