Master Gardeners Adopt a Spot in Newton

NEWTON, NC – The bushes are looking livelier and the flowers are blooming at the corner of East Second Street and North College Avenue thanks to the hard work of the Catawba County Extension Master Gardener volunteers and Keep Catawba County Beautiful.

Kelly Groves of the Master Gardeners and Keep Catawba County Beautiful said the volunteers planted perennials and grasses to add color to the shrubs that were already planted along the sidewalk. Most of the work was completed in one day, she said, and the volunteers will continue to maintain the spot.

The two groups joined together to Adopt a Spot in Newton. The Newton Appearance Commission started the program as a way to encourage businesses and organizations to contribute toward the beautification of the City by adopting a spot on public property or in a right-of-way.

Organizations who want to adopt a spot work with the Appearance Commission to plan and plant spaces with flowers and/or shrubs. The adopter must assume responsibility for the spot for a minimum of 18 months.

For more information on Adopt A Spot, contact the Newton Appearance Commission at or visit the Appearance Commission's webpage.