Sakata part of Petal It Forward campaign

October 12, 2017
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Oct. 12, 2017, Salinas, CA – There were a few extra flowers in circulation in this California city yesterday afternoon.

And a lot more smiling faces.

Taylor Farms, North America’s largest producer of salads and fresh foods, and Sakata Seed America, a world leader in breeding and producing vegetable and flower seed, partnered in yesterday’s Petal It Forward flower giveaway event. Petal It Forward is an initiative of the Society of American Florists and is is designed to promote the understanding of the emotional value of giving and receiving flowers. More than 273 cities across 50 states took part this year.

PEOPLE WERE PRESENTED WITH TWO FLOWER BOUQUETS – ONE TO KEEP, ONE TO GIVE AWAY

Participants surprised individuals on the street with two flower bouquets, encouraging them to keep one and gift the other. As an added bonus, Taylor Farms coupons were included in each bouquet.

“At the core of our values, and as part of our 40th anniversary celebration, Sakata Seed America is committed to supporting activities that aim to enhance life, the environment and culture in our local communities, as well as across North America,” says Alecia Troy of Sakata.

“Petal It Forward is a grass-roots, personal way to connect with others and spread the joy of flowers. Partnering with a caring company like Taylor Farms makes it even more meaningful.”

KITAYAMA BROTHERS AND GREEN VALLEY FLORAL SUPPORT

Special thanks are also being given to Kitayama Brothers and Green Valley Floral for donating flowers to the Petal It Forward project. Without their generous support, this event could not have happened.

“We were thrilled to receive the invitation from Sakata Seed America and the Society of American Florists to partner on this initiative,” said Katrina Gargiulo of Taylor Farms. “We take great pride in giving back to our local community and appreciate the opportunity to partake in this special program.”

University research reveals that flowers have an immediate impact on happiness and a long-term positive effect on moods. Now, a new survey has found that, when it comes to flowers, it’s just as good to give as it is to receive.



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