GrowIt! Launch Event
Mason Day, GrowIt!
- Thursday, July 31, 2014 – 6:00 pm–7:30 pm
Get ready because the GrowIt! team is coming to North Carolina! They'll will be at the JC Raulston Arboretum on July 31 to give you the rundown on what's happening with gardening and technology. As always, they'll keep things pretty casual. They'll be showing you how GrowIt! can help you connect with other gardeners to find the right plants for your area. Prizes? Of course there will be prizes! You don't want to miss out on this! See you there!
GrowIt! Mobile App
GrowIt! is an initiative of Ball Horticultural Company that engages the next generation of gardeners (Millennials mostly, ages 20–38). They've developed a mobile app that's available in Apple's App Store. This free mobile app is the first of its kind creating a social platform for users to promote plants they love and help others steer clear of plants that just don't perform. The app uses geo-locating technology in the phone to ensure that the users only see local information. This will help ensure the next generation gardener knows what they should and should not buy so that their first gardening experience is a success.
To make this a successful tool for the next generation, they need to first build content within the app. An important aspect of GrowIt! is that it runs entirely on user submission with none of the digitally enhanced images that can come from big brands.
Check them out at http://www.facebook.com/growitapp or http://www.twitter.com/growitmobile.
- Advance registration is not available.
- Bobby G Wilder Visitor Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
- Need directions? Click here.
- Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
- Please call (919) 513-7005 for more information about this event.