New way for kids & families to help planet - Plant trees in sustainable coconut husks

    PlantBest(TM) Healthy Planet Tree Planting Kit(TM) - the seed-to-tree
    learning and growing experience for under $3.00.

    TORONTO, April 16 /CNW/ - Helping to reduce global warming and learning
about sustainability just got quick and easy with the PlantBest Healthy Planet
Tree Planting Kit(TM) - a new product that uses coconut husks for planting
tree seeds. Planting a tree is an important step in helping to reduce global
warming. What the tree seed is planted in is just as important.
Hyper-renewable coir (pronounced "koi'er") - the spent rind of coconuts - is a
sustainable alternative planting medium to peat moss. The new tree planting
kit gets kids and families involved in helping to reduce global warming in a
more sustainable way. The kit is now available through RONA's western Canadian
big box stores and by order at HOME HARDWARE stores. School groups can also
visit to order classroom size quantities.
    "Introducing children to the idea that a seed planted might one day
become a tree that will help the health of the planet is a very important
concept." says Marjorie Harris, a leading gardening writer. "The Healthy
Planet Kit makes it easier for them to understand this idea and get the
hands-on experience of growing a plant."

    What kids and families can learn and experience:

    1.  How to plant a tree from seed and experience the joy and wonder of
        sprouting for the "first time".
    2.  Trees beautify, shade and have long lasting, deep rooted emotional
        impact. Just ask the person who planted a tree as a child. In
        adulthood, many go back and visit the tree over their lifetime.
    3.  Trees help the planet by reducing global warming. They absorb carbon
        dioxide and produce oxygen - 2 mature trees provide enough oxygen for
        a family of four.
    4.  Planting in coir is a more sustainable alternative to peat moss. When
        it takes up to 220 years for peat bogs to re-grow and continue to
        store carbon and filter fresh water, the planet needs its peat bog
        ecosystems to remain intact and undisturbed.

    Priced at less than $3.00, the Healthy Planet Tree Planting Kit is 100%
complete - you just add water.

    The kit contains:
    -   Douglas Fir Tree seeds Biodegradable QuickStart(TM) Coir Planting
        Pellet and biodegradable QuickStart(TM) Coir Pot Complete
    -   Tree Facts for the whole family.
    -   100% Guarantee
    -   Minimalist biodegradable packaging
    -   Web page for registering your planted tree
    And a portion of each sale supports World Wildlife Fund Canada.

    This product rings true to its name; it's an environmentally friendly
alternative way to plant a tree. After the tree seed sprouts, the entire
sapling, coir and all, goes into the ground to give the tree a healthy start
in the soil outdoors. Coir is fast gaining international notoriety for its
eco-friendly horticultural applications. American rose growers are raving
about it and Dutch farmers have been using it with great success for years.

    About PlantBest Inc.

    Committed to improving the health of the planet, PlantBest(TM) is the
leading producer of coir (the spent rind of coconuts, pronounced "koi'er") and
coir based environmentally friendly all-natural gardening products.

For further information:

For further information: For Fast Facts, images or more information
about the Healthy Planet Tree Planting Kit(TM) contact Elizabeth Huggins at, (416) 421-0074

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