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Perdue Farms’ Perry associates help beautify new Warner Robins Nature Center in Georgia

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Associates from Perdue Farms’ operation in Perry, Ga., planted trees and shrubs at the new Nature Center and Botancial Gardens in Warner Robins on Thursday, May 1, 2014.
Perry, Ga. (Friday, May 2, 2014) — As part of an ongoing commitment to being responsible members of the communities where we live and work, Perdue Farms’ associates from the Perry, Ga., operation helped beautify the Nature Center and Botanical Gardens in Warner Robins on Thursday, May 1 by planting 77 plants and shrubs purchased through a $400 donation by Perdue.

“Our Nature Center is in its infancy and support from a leading community organization like Perdue means so much,” said Ben White, acting director of the Nature Center and biology professor at Georgia Military College. “We’re very excited about building a relationship with a partner like Perdue, which has a demonstrated record of community and environmental stewardship, and aligns perfectly with our mission of community environmental education.”

The Nature Center and Botanical Gardens will celebrate its grand opening during Earth Fest on Saturday, May 3 at Alex Ferguson Memorial Park in Warner Robins from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Warner Robins Nature Center and Botanical Gardens is a collaborative effort between Georgia Military College (GMC), Keep Warner Robins Beautiful (KWRB) and the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) focusing on education, environmental awareness, and horticulture therapy. In addition, it is a ground-breaking public/private partnership initiative between the City of Warner Robins, Houston County, Warner Robins Houston County Housing Authority, and GMC, KWRB and NAMI.

This unique venue is home to indoor and outdoor off-campus biology classrooms, greenhouses, ponds, gardens, a walking trail and pavilion to provide an outside classroom setting on the nearly 10-acre site.

“We are happy to support the Nature Center through this donation and the volunteer efforts of our associates,” said Melissa Molaison, environmental manager at Perdue’s Perry operations. “At Perdue, we encourage our associates to come together with various stakeholders in our communities to improve the quality of life, and the opportunity to enhance the environment around the Nature Center aligns with our commitment to environmental stewardship.”

About Perdue Farms
Perdue Farms is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for everyone we touch through innovative food and agricultural products. Since our beginning on Arthur Perdue’s farm in 1920, to our expansion into agribusiness and the introduction of the PERDUE® brand of chicken and turkey under Frank Perdue, and continuing with our third generation of leadership with Chairman Jim Perdue, we’ve remained family owned and family operated. We are the parent company of Perdue Foods and Perdue AgriBusiness. Through our PERDUE®, HARVESTLAND® and COLEMAN NATURAL® and COLEMAN ORGANIC® food brands; agricultural products and services; and stewardship and corporate responsibility programs, we are working to become the most-trusted name in food and agricultural products. Learn more about Perdue Farms and our Corporate Responsibility Report at www.perduefarms.com

 

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