25 Years in Business, 25 Acts of Community Service

Jackson Design & Remodeling's anniversary celebration includes a sustainable garden for San Diego preschool.

JDR's staff came up with a list of 25 local services and organizations that meant something special to each of them, as a way to thank the city for its continued support throughout the years.

(SAN DIEGO - September 12, 2014) - Jackson Design & Remodeling (JDR), an award-winning San Diego-based design and remodeling firm, is doing something a little unexpected this year to celebrate its 25th year in business. The company is giving back to the San Diego community in 25 ways. JDR's staff came up with a list of 25 local services and organizations that meant something special to each of them, as a way to thank the city for its continued support throughout the years. With 14 acts already completed, the company is more than halfway to reaching its goal.

This week, JDR, with the support of some of its industry partners - San Diego Marble and Tile, Walter Andersen Nurseries, Badger Earthscapes, Flooring San Diego and Frazee Paint (Sherwin Williams) - provided materials needed to plant a sustainable vegetable garden at the Giggles and Smiles Child Care Center in Santee, Calif. The kids, ages 2-5, will learn how to grow their own fruits and vegetables and compost green waste into fertilizer.

"This garden project was months in the making," said Todd Jackson, JDR CEO. "Our entire team chipped in to collect and recycle items from their homes and from around the office to donate for the project. This has been one of our favorite "acts" so far - creating something for preschoolers to help them learn about healthy eating and sustainability - it's incredibly rewarding."

JDR and its partners donated thousands of dollars of materials for the garden, including gardening gloves, utensils, kneeling pads, small buckets, watering cans and Popsicle® sticks for marking each plant. In addition, Walter Anderson Nurseries donated organic vegetable and fruit seeds, organic mulch and soil, as well as a watering hose. San Diego Marble and Tile donated a generous amount of Pavers both large and small to place around the planters. Flooring San Diego provided wood samples to be recycled and used as child-sized potting tables. Badger Earthscapes donated pebble rocks for the planters and Frazee gave an array of colorful spray paints to use to brighten up the garden fence.

The kids were so excited about their new garden, they created a special thank-you banner with all of their handprints and names. For more information, visit: http://www.jacksondesignandremodeling.com/jdr-celebrates-25-years.

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