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“Five Points” on Urban Roots: A Year Round Garden Center

Urban Roots, at Five
Points is the premier “star” of the
intersection where Rhode Island, West Utica, Brayton and Bremen meet on
Buffalo’s West Side. 


While many area garden
centers are seasonal operations, that close their doors once the gardens are
put to bed in the fall, Urban Roots is determined to keep its doors open
as a year-round garden center with things to do and things to buy.  


“Visit a garden
store all year?” you ask. 
“What’s the point?”


In order to answer
that question, Urban Roots gives you a point-by-point list, as follows:


Point 1.  
Holidays!  Give gifts for gardeners
galore!  Urban Roots has them, as well as supplies and materials for
decorating, holiday plants, and greenery to brighten your environment.


Point 2.  Indoor
gardening!  Urban Roots has houseplants
in all shapes and sizes, pots, hangers, vases, soil, and supplies of all kinds.
 There are also potted herbs for the kitchen gardener.


Point 3.  Winter
gardening!  There are bird houses
and feeders, seed and supplies for creating and maintaining garden habitats for
wildlife and winter beauty, along with tools and products for keeping your
garden healthy and protected until spring.


Point 4.
 Educational programs!  Learn useful
gardening tips in advance of the growing season.  Urban Roots will hold post-holiday and winter-into-spring
workshop series that are punctuated with sessions of “Gardener’s Give and
Take,” a round table discussion for gardeners with questions, ideas and
knowledge to swap.


Point 5.
 Community presence, employment and economic development!  This is an important part of the year
round mission of Urban Roots, currently taking new members.  Get involved in a green way.



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