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The story behind our new eco-friendly bags

Designs by Katherine S. (L) and Tova P. (R)

We’re pleased as punch to show off our new reusable (“eco-friendly”) bags, sporting custom designs by two creative grade-school students.   To solicit designs we asked elementary schools local to our Beltsville and Potomac stores to submit designs that  reflected the theme: What do trees do? Then we hung the designs in our stores and asked our customers to vote on their favorite.

We had one winner from Greenbelt Elementary – Katherine S. – and one from Potomac Elementary – Tova P.  Each of the winning schools will receive a tree that Behnke’s will plant
and the artists will receive gift cards.

All of the drawings submitted were wonderful and we would like to thank the schools that participated. We couldn’t think of a better way  to introduce our eco-friendly bags.

Stephanie Fleming was raised at Behnke’s Nurseries in Beltsville. Her Mom, Sonja, was one of Albert & Rose Behnke’s four children. She was weeding from the moment she could walk and hiding as soon as she was old enough to run, so many weeds, so little time. Although she quickly learned how to pull out a perennial and get taken off of weed pulling duty.

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  1. That’s an interesting way to use crowd-knowledge to eco-friendliness! great job.

    especially, the idea to use kid’s art in the bags, makes a deeper impact.

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