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Be a Part of Our Upcycled Planter Challenge!

Be a Part of Our Upcycled Planter Challenge!
The Windsor Monarch Project’s (WMP) beautiful butterfly habitats have drawn enthusiastic praise from residents since their planting, but the habitats are now in need of new native, monarch-friendly plants to keep the butterflies coming back! To raise funds to replenish the habitats, the WMP, part of First Town Downtown, is launching the 2021 Upcycled Pollinator Planter Challenge.

Examples of preliminary creative planters are on view now at Bart’s Drive-In Restaurant, The Bean@226 and James Selig Estate Jewelry and Antiques.

The Challenge is designed to engage local residents and out-of-town visitors to view the creative planters at sponsors’ places of business in Windsor center. For businesses or organizations who don’t have a location in Windsor center, space will be available on the town green to display their creations. Related activities are being planned now to draw attention to this unique artistic display.

Sponsors and designers will be able to sign up online soon. Sponsors can be matched with a creative designer (or they can choose their own designer to create their unique planter).

All FTDT business members are invited to sign up their locations for this first-of-its-kind-in-Connecticut event. More details will be forthcoming in February 2021 about this fun outdoor event! Please contact Jane Garibay and Suzanne Urban by emailing for more information. Keep up to date with news by signing up for FTDT's weekly email newsletter at

Upcycled Planter Challenge Preview
Upcycled Planter Challenge Preview

Mission Statement
The mission of First Town Downtown is to position and promote Windsor Center as a premier New England town center that protects and utilizes its proud heritage as the basis for developing vibrant recreational, economic and cultural activity.

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