JGB Enterprises has donated 700 feet of The Perfect Garden Hose to the SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry (ESF) in Syracuse, NY. The garden hoses will be used in the state-of-the-art 8000 square foot Illick hall rooftop greenhouse facility. The facility is separated into twelve 500 to 900 square foot compartments which will be used as research space for many projects including bioremediation of contaminated soils, management of invasive insects, and the propagation and reintroduction of American chestnut to eastern US forests. The Illick Hall facility will also include six interconnected compartments that will house the school's teaching plants which include one of the largest collections of cacti and succulents in the Northeast, dozens of Orchids, coffee trees that produce beans, and banana plants that yield bananas!
Terry Ettinger, Horticulturist & Greenhose Maqnager says, "Tuff-Guard hoses have been used every day both inside our greenhouses and outdoors at our LaFayette Road experiment station since early September of 2011, and since then have performed flawlessly! Their light weight and kink-resistance have likely saved us several thousand hours while watering several thousand plants two or three times per week –every week – during the past three years!"
Along with Terry's duties as the Greenhouse Manager at SUNY ESF, he also hosts and produces the weekly Time Warner Cable News segments Garden Journeys and Going Green, and can also be found in Eagle Newspaper's Let's Get Growing. Terry has been a strong supporter of The Perfect Garden Hose running spots on Garden Journeys like the one seen here:
JGB Enterprises is very happy with the donation to SUNY ESF, and thanks Terry and the school for all that they do in the name of environmental science. For more on Syracuse SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry you can visit their website at http://www.esf.edu/.
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