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Monty's Plant Food Company Dedicates Garden at the Louisville Zoo in Memory of Co-founder Monty Justice


Monty's Plant Food Company Dedicates Garden at the Louisville Zoo in Memory of Co-founder Monty Justice

Louisville, Ky.—Louisville-based Monty's Plant Food Company, a leading marketer and manufacturer of soil enhancement and plant fertility programs, dedicated a special garden today at the Louisville Zoo in memory of the company's co-founder Montrose "Monty" Justice. Justice, who passed away in early February, was a celebrated competitive rose grower and once owned a rose care business that maintained more than 150 rose gardens throughout the region.

Designed and planted by Justice's granddaughter, Sarah Stephens, for her Girl Scout Gold Project, the garden is nestled near the lake just a short walk from the Zoo's entrance. Plantings include roses from Monty's own garden and a variety of trees. Sarah worked to secure donations, select plants and establish the garden. She and her father, Dennis Stephens, president of Monty's Plant Food Company, also announced that they will teach a free, four-part rose care seminar at the Louisville Zoo.

The memorial garden will be maintained by Zoo horticulturalists with assistance from Sarah and Dennis Stephens. A memorial bench with a plaque dedicated "In Loving Memory" to Monty Justice adorns the front of the garden and welcomes visitors to sit and enjoy.

"Many people don't know that the Louisville Zoo includes botanical gardens, but we felt it was a fitting place to share some of Monty's prize roses with the community," Stephens said. "Monty was very active and touched many lives, including as a volunteer basketball coach for more than 40 years. We wanted to create a place where people could come to remember him and continue to enjoy his roses."

Monty's Plant Food Company contributed more than $5,000 to the Louisville Zoo, in addition to plants and manpower to create the garden, a new area for rest and relaxation at the zoo.

About Monty's Plant Food Company
Monty's Plant Food Company develops plant and soil solutions for growers around the world in the agriculture, horticulture, lawn and garden and turf industries. In each segment, Monty's offer products and protocols to address specific needs and challenges. Founded in 1997, the Louisville, Kentucky-based company's products are effective, environmentally sound and economically feasible.

For more information about Monty's plant, soil and specialty products, visit www.mymontys.com or Facebook.com/MyMontys.