From August through October, our Community Roots Program made its way across PA.  

Our employees visited events, like baseball games, throughout our service territory, to deliver free plants and seeds to our customers. Their mission: spread the word about pollinators and how important it is to protect and preserve the environment we all love. 

Along the way, they met a few plant enthusiasts, environmental champions, and captured some great moments. 

Check them out! 

In Williamsport, Chris Stamatedes, PPL Electric’s Regional Director of Operations, threw out the first pitch at the largest attended Crosscutters baseball game of the season! 

PPL employee throws out first pitch

We also visited one of the coolest spots in the area for First Friday- The Lancaster Science Factory. 

Display of pollinator plants at Lancaster Science Factory

And we couldn’t miss an Iron Pigs game at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown! 

PPL employees standing behind table of plants at Coca Cola Park

We spent a beautiful sunny day at the Newfoundland Farmers Market and donated more than 250 mint plants to our friends in the Northeast region. 

People talking at table of plants

At the Forks Farmers Market in Orangeville our volunteers arrived in style with our electric vehicle. They spent the day talking with customers about how we plant pollinators in our right-of-way areas.  

PPL employees standing at table with plants next to PPL electric vehicle

We passed through Schuylkill County and set up a booth at the Hometown Farmers Market. There, customers had the opportunity to package their own native pollinator seed mix to plant at their homes. 

Table of pollinator seed mixes

 

Did you pick up a mint plant or pollinator seeds at one of our recent events?  Post pictures of your planted pollinators on Facebook. Tag PPL Electric Utilities, and use the hashtag: #MyPPLPollinatorPatch. 

And if we missed you this season, don’t worry- we’ll be back! Follow us on social media for upcoming Community Roots pop-ups!