Christine Cohen

State Senator

Christine Cohen

Deputy President Pro Tempore

Listening, Advocating & Getting Results

November 20, 2019

Sen. Cohen, Dept. of Agriculture Commissioner Hurlburt
Tour Madison Family-Owned Garden Center and Landscaping Service

MADISON, CT –Today, state Senator Christine Cohen (D-Guilford) visited a local garden center to discuss small business concerns with the owners and employees. She was joined by state Department of Agriculture Commissioner Bryan Hurlburt. Sen. Cohen toured Madison Earth Care, a family-owned garden center & landscaping service, located on Durham Road in Madison.

Madison Earth Care was started by Bob Blundon, who has retired and turned the operations over to his daughters Rachel and Abby. Rachel, the president of Madison Earth Care, hosted the tour and discussion of economic development issues along with Abby. Sen. Cohen praised the company for reducing their carbon footprint. Madison Earth Care uses mowing equipment that runs on batteries powered by solar panels.

“The Blundon family care deeply about the quality of life here in Connecticut, and I appreciate everything they do to protect our environment while beautifying it with plants and flowers,” Sen. Cohen said.

Sen. Cohen’s visit of Madison Earth Care comes after she was named an Environmental Champion by the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV). The Senator received a score 96 on a 0-to-100 scale on the CTLCV’s environmental scorecard which tracks how legislators vote on pro-environment policies. Rachel commended Sen. Cohen for her leadership and effectiveness on environmental issues.

“Senator Cohen has been a leader on environmental issues, and we very much appreciate that she visited our company today,” Rachel Blundon said.