Gardens Are was selected to represent local businesses with career opportunities to more than 500 job-seekers at the recent “Marlborough Works” Job Fair, held at the Courtyard by Marriott. Developed by the mayor’s office, the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation, and Quinsigamond Community College, the jobs initiative is a first of its kind in the region. The event provided attendees the unique opportunity to meet with and discuss employment options with more than 30 businesses that have offices in Marlborough, MA. Stay up-to-date on job opportunities at Gardens Are, Inc. by visiting the careers page.
Gardens Are, a full-service landscape company and pioneer in organic land care, is one of 10 small companies Deluxe Corp. will help with marketing and sales advice and services as part of its year-long Project REV program. Gardens Are was selected from more than 1,200 applicants to receive $15,000 worth of Deluxe products and services such as logo design, website design and hosting, search engine marketing, e-mail marketing, personalized promotional products, printed materials and direct marketing services. Gardens Are will also receive guidance from the Worcester chapter of SCORE, a national nonprofit dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow and succeed. Gardens Are, Inc. is based in Marlborough, MA and is owned and operated by Donald and Patricia Bishop.
Christopher Olson and David Taranto have successfully completed the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Occupational Safety (DOS), Construction OSHA 10 Course. The program focuses on hazard identification and controls at job sites. Participation in training and evaluation are key components of the company safety and health program. Gardens Are, a leader in organic land care, is dedicated to the safety and well-being of its people, and those they serve. The company safety and health program was developed with the assistance of the DOS On-Site Consultation Program.
We've recently been featured in People, Places & Plants gardening magazine.
Marlborough resident and business owner, Donald Bishop, has been appointed to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, VMP Advisory Panel as the Environmentalist Representative by the Commissioner of Agriculture, Douglas Gillespie. In a letter from the Commissioner the VMP Advisory Panel is described as being charged with the responsibility of reviewing Vegetation Management Plans and public comments and then recommend approval, denial or modificaion to the Department of Agricultural Resources.
The eighth annual Readers Choice Poll results have been released in the Spring 2005 issue of People Places Plants magazine. For the fifth time in as many years Gardens Are has made the New England top 10 list in the "Favorite Lawn Care or Landscape Company" category. Gardens Are has been a unique feature to the list by providing only organic landscape gardening services since 1999.
Donald Bishop, owner of Marlborough based Gardens Are, was the recipient of an award from the Northeast Organic Farming Association for his continuous efforts in promoting the non-profit organization. He has served on various committees dedicated to organic land care and co-authored The Standards for Organic Land Care: Practices for Design and Maintenance of Ecological Landscapes. Donald has also been an active participant in educational and public outreach programs for home owners, land care professionals, and municipalities.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency GreenScapes program has recognized Gardens Are as its premier Charter Partner from New England. As a Partner, Gardens Are has pledged to promote cost effective and environmentally friendly solutions for landscaping, and make holistic decisions regarding waste generation and disposal and the use of the land, water, pesticides, and energy. The GreenScapes program has been designed to help preserve natural resources and prevent waste and pollution by focusing on the “4 R's”— reduce, reuse, recycle, and rebuy. Gardens Are is a Marlborough based firm that does organic landscape design, installation, and maintenance.
Gardens Are placed second in the Major Garden Display competition at the Central Massachusetts Flower Show. The woodland scene, nicknamed “Close Encounters” featured native New England plants, materials, and the art of sculptor Ron Rudnicki. Also featured were several mounted specimens from the collection at the Athol Bird and Nature Club | Millers River Environmental Center which were placed about the display. Visitors of all ages spent time scouting for the animals (seven bird species and one grey fox) during the entirety of the show. Many compliments were given for the authenticity and natural effect of the work.