GIC donates Smart Irrigation Controller to Cape Fear Botanical Gardens

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

GIC Donates Smart Irrigation Controller to Cape Fear Botanical Garden

As part of the GIC Water Wise initiative to promote water saving throughout North Carolina, GIC donated a Smart Irrigation controller valued at $3,500.00 to the Cape Fear Botanical Garden (CFBG).  GIC President Buddy Murrow (Charlotte, NC) says "we are pleased to be able to support the CFBG and several other public gardens across North Carolina with the contribution of Smart Irrigation technology in order to demonstrate and promote the significant water savings that can be achieved.

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Brad Goodrum, a member of Fayetteville Technical Community College's Horticulture Department, and Secretary-Treasurer of the GIC, presented the controller to Carol Fleitz, Director of Horticulture and Facilities, Cape Fear Botanical Garden.

The North Carolina Green Industry Council (GIC) a statewide umbrella organization representing all segments of North Carolina's  "Authentic Green Industry" which includes nursery, flower, sod and Christmas tree growers as well as landscape, turf management and irrigation contractors. The GIC is also recognized as an advocate and leader of environmental stewardship.