Meadow View Growers has been providing wholesale plants and starters to the nursery and garden center industry for 35+ years. We are known for the highest quality of plants that we grow in our state-of- the- art greenhouse across our 15 acre facility.
Plants take time to grow, which is the reason we start planning and planting our wholesale plants around May or June. This process ensures that our plants are ready to ship to other garden centers at the first of the year. Since we plan for these plants a year in advance, at times there may be a surplus come spring.
As part of our lemons into lemonade campaign this year MVG has decided to gift some plants back to the local area community. Of course, what better way to grow the love of gardening for Dayton’s school age children by gifting the plants along with easy gardening videos showing how to take care of their new plants.
MVG will be posting dates this spring as to when parents can drive through and safely collect plants for their child currently stuck at home. YouTube videos will be posted, so the kids will know exactly how to take care of the particular variety as well as simple botany lessons and basics of gardening.
Make sure to follow us on social media as well as in our weekly newsletter for dates and times when we will be offering these plants for drive-by contact less pickup for our local area students.
Let your young one grow with us this Spring (online) at Meadow View Growers.
Upcoming Collection Dates: All days are weather permitted. We cannot give out certain plants below certain temperatures or rain.
- Wednesday April 22nd 8 am-9:30 am EARTH DAY- Meadow View Growers Drive Up
- MONDAY April 27th 7:30 am – 8:30 am – Meadow View Growers Drive Up
- Additional Days Coming Up Weather Permitting
How do we collect the free plants?
Meadow View Growers Drive Up: A table with sets of plants will be set up outside on the side of MVG’s blacktop. Parent’s are asked to enter through the NORTH entrance, drive up to the table and collect a set of plants for each school age kid in your household. Please exit the parking lot through the SOUTH entrance/exit.
For those not familiar with Meadow View, the NORTH entrance is the one closer to New Carlisle. The SOUTH entrance is closer to Dayton/I-70 which flags along the border.
Due to the current OH Stay at Home Order, this will be completely no-contact.
Who is Eligible?
ANY school age ( preschool to high school) youth is eligible to have their parent’s pick up 3 free “starter” plant. High school aged students who are able to drive are welcome to come and pick up their own plants.
Is it really FREE?
Yes all the plants, videos, and handouts are completely free to all students. Additional optional items to help the plants grow can be found either at home or through MVG ( such as additional potting soil if there is none at home). We do ask that if parents or students post pictures online that they use the hashtag #MVGKids so we can see all the hard-work the students have done.
If any Scouts, FFA, or 4H members would like additional plants they can send their request to email@example.com. Please include the students age, the organization they belong to, and what they would like to use the plants for.
Plants and Lessons
4/22/2020- Impatiens.Compact Deep Rose and Compact White.
4/24/2020- Persian Shield, Calibrachoa, Ipomoea
- Ipomoea Sweet Potato Plant Information
- Calibrachoa Plant Information
- Calibrachoa Plant Taxonomy ( older Kids)
- Persian Shield Plant Information
- Persian Shield Parts of a plant coloring page
- USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Information