A business planter by the back door of Mimi's Attic is planted by Beautification volunteers on Business Planting Day each May.
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One of two large business planters at the back entrance to Mimi's Attic

Business planters at the Kitchen Theatre are planted by Beautification volunteers each year.
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Business planters at the Kitchen Theatre on W. State St.

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Volunteers plant containers on Business Planting Day.

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A wide selection of plants for Business Planting Day

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Volunteers on business planting day

Business Planting

Please note: This program has been suspended until further notice due to budget changes.

Each year in May, the Tompkins County Beautification Program holds a special planting day called the Business Planting Day.  It's a very simple program: local businesses provide a planter and potting soil to be placed outside near the business entrance.  Beautification volunteers plant the container with summer foliage and flowering plants.  The business is responsible for watering the containers all summer.

The program is centered on and around the Commons downtown, with participants on E. and W. State St., Cayuga St. and Green St.  Businesses in other areas are welcome to participate as well.


Janine Willis
Community Beautification Coordinator
(607) 272-2292

Last updated November 3, 2022