Midori Ippai Project Activities LINE 337Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens Flower Field "Hana Ippai Project" (Making of Summer Flowerbeds) June 1, 2019 NTT West Tokai Group
On June 1, 2019 (Saturday), a total of 221 members of NTT West Tokai Group, including employees and their family as well as retired employees, took part in the "Hana Ippai Project (Making of Summer Flowerbeds)" that was held at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Nagoya City, Chikusa-ku.
Aiming to "fill the botanical garden with colorful seasonal flowers," this is a joint project between Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens, companies and groups to engage in the making of flowerbeds three times a year in spring, summer and autumn.
As part of the effort to raise awareness toward social contribution and biodiversity conservation, Tokai Group has been taking part in this activity since 2013, which is participated by a large number of employees every time.
A flower field for planting the seedlings has been created at the "Flower Field Observatory and Resting Area." About 2,000 seedlings of sunflowers, which symbolize summer, were prepared for this current round of activity.
The event kicked off with an opening ceremony, where an opening address was delivered by the Director of Higashiyama Botanical Gardens, followed by a briefing by the staff on the work procedures, and a group photo-taking session for all the participants with the flowerbeds as the backdrop.
Planting work was extended by one segment from the previous round of activity to four segments of flowerbeds, and participants were divided into groups to engage in planting work at the respective segments.
Children who took part in the event together with the employees were supplied with colorful gloves in red, blue and yellow, and were asked to put on a green bib vest.
As children have fewer opportunities to play with soil in recent years, this event was a fun and enjoyable occasion for them.
Thanks to the efficient work of the participants, work completed smoothly with the seedlings being planted into the field at even intervals in no time.
Also, sunflower species that allow seeds to be harvested in autumn were also planted at a small area. With flowers blooming earlier each year due to global warming, we expect the sunflowers to reach full bloom by early July at the earliest.
As the kanji characters for "sunflower" suggest, the big blossoms of sunflowers facing the sun in early summer will offer a pleasant view to the visitors.
At the "Hollyhock Observation" event held in the afternoon which 26 participants took part in, the hollyhocks that were planted a year ago were found to have taken root firmly and growing steadily.
Together with those grown at the Higashiyama Botanical Gardens, seedlings that are grown at the home of the foster parents of the hollyhocks will also be multiplied by root division and offered to Kamigamo Shrine starting next year, and we look forward to their growth.
Employees of NTT West Tokai Group and their families will continue to engage actively in social action programs and biodiversity conservation activities.
- Participating companies
NTT West Tokai Regional Headquarters, Nagoya Branch
NTT Business Solutions, Tokai Branch
NTT Marketing Act, Tokai Branch
NTT Fieldtechno, Tokai Branch
NTT Neomeit, Tokai Branch
NTT Business Associe West, Tokai Branch
NTT Business Front, Tokai Branch
Tokai Health Administration Center
Tokai Denden-kyuyukai (organization for retirees)
TelWel West Nippon, Tokai Branch
- Flower Field in Nagoya City, Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens
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