Going Green

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Every June, Greater Saint John’s streets come alive with orange and gold blossoms.

Come join us on June 4, 2015 as we celebrate our 18th planting anniversary!

On Thursday June 4th The Marigold Project will celebrate its 18th anniversary with our largest community beautification project to date.

Over 7000 students from 50 schools will gather to plant over 140,000 marigolds in 50 locations between Sussex and St. Stephen.

A few highlights of the opening festivities will include:

  • O Canada & Marigold song – performed by Centennial and Lorne School Choirs
  • Provincial delegates
  • City of Saint John delegates
  • Marigold Awards
  • Live Art with No Fun Zone

The 2015 Theme is Going Green

This year we have decided that along with beautifying neighbourhoods, engaging children and increasing community pride we want to focus on the health of our environment!

In addition to planting 140,000 marigolds each participant will receive a spruce seedling/spruce seed packet to plant around their home or school.

Working closely with participating schools, we will provide students with a seedling/seed packet and there will also be an emphasis on teaching students about the natural world, the role plants/trees play in a healthy environment, the process that takes a seedling to a plant, and the importance of sustaining a healthy environment for future generations.

Come join us on Thursday, June 4th at 9:30am at the Corner Main St. & Landsdowne Ave at McDonald’s Restaurant. Please wear bright colours in memory of Cindy Fleming.


In June 2013, The Marigolds Project celebrated its 16th year of tremendous success by setting the World Record for the number of children planting flowers at the same time!

The Marigolds Project began in 1997 as Marigolds on Main Street. Originally students from four local schools gathered each June to plant marigolds along Main Street in Saint John. Marigolds on Main Street has grown into The Marigolds Project and continues to evolve each year. The Marigold Project has served as a model for similar planting programs nationally and around the world.

In 2013 The Marigolds Project was recognized in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most youth planting flowers at one time.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We are very excited about the opportunity to give back and want YOU to be a part of it. We are asking for your financial support to assist with this project.

As the marigolds bloom at the various schools, your contribution will be evident in the smiles on the children’s faces on June 4th and throughout the summer of 2015.

In appreciation of your commitment to this project you will be recognized as an event partner/sponsor by featuring your company’s logo on our website and promoted in all of Marigold’s media releases.

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