The MNLGA understands you may want to reach out to consumers and engage with them on the importance of our industries and what they can do to stay "green" during their time at home. We have compiled resources below from our industry peers that you may find helpful at this time. The MNLGA has also created our own consumer marketing materials which you will see below for members and businesses to use.  

MNLGA Consumer Marketing Social Media Images(Please note that the MNLGA had these images designed, however; they are not MNLGA branded.  Use these images as you see fit. You will need to personalize them to include your own business information.  Select each image below for the full-size version to download.) 

   

  

 

Additional Business to Consumer Resources 

  • List of Resources for Retail (from the National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture (NICH), this link contains a list of resources, including BMPs for social distancing, online ordering platforms, marketing, and creative ideas for reaching out to consumers)
  • "Plant Something" Campaign (This campaign exists to promote gardening, planting of trees, enjoyment of the outdoors, etc. The creators of this campaign are offering free resources to businesses in the industry to share and use in their own promotions.) 
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    • Facebook Posts (Anyone is more than welcome to copy and use and posts on the Plant Something Facebook page) 
    • Arbor Day Video 
  • Agritourism in Maryland (UMD Extension - marketing tools, communicating with customers, and much more) 
  • Rally Consumers for Plants (This is a promotional piece shared with us by the Garden Center Group; resources to promote that "plants and the products they provide can be a big part of encouraging every American during this time.)
  • Planting a Victory Garden (This was a video shared on the CBS Sunday Morning program)
  • Embrace Your Space (Marketing campaign from the Texas Nursery & Landscape Association) 
  • Seed Your Future
  • National Initiative for Consumer Horticulture (NICH - has shared a campaign, Plants Do That, which is a variety of helpful resources to promote plants - this is for print or digital use) 
  • Promoting the Benefits of Plants (Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association)
  • MAEF Online Learning Platform (Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation has put together an online learning platform that contains weekly readings, activities, and lessons for online ag ed learning)