PLANTERS

The Beautify Decatur Coalition plants and maintains 66 planters in downtown Decatur. Volunteers sought grant funding that allowed the addition of box woods to the larger planters in order to bring color to all four Midwestern seasons. 

Volunteers from the Garden Club of Decatur, Golden K, Beautify Decatur Coalition, and local businesses spend many hours planting and maintaining the pots annually. The pots are planted each spring with blooms donated by Connie's Country Greenhouse and the City of Decatur partially funds the cost required for the gardening center to water and maintain the planters during the season. Local Caterpillar employees partner in the effort by creating plasma cut signage placed on the planters to recognize donors and volunteer organizations who contribute to the project.