Three volunteers planted azaleas, pansies and acorus calamus in a previously unused bed in front of the business as part of a new partnership with the Carrboro branch of the agriculture supply store Southern States.
Madison Farr, a first-year nursing student at UNC, initiated the project.
She came up with the idea to beautify the area during the summer and decided to reach out to Rodney White, the manager of Southern States.
“I told them the situation, and I told them about YoPo,” Farr said. “Then he said he would love to partner with us.”
Southern States provided the flowers and landscaping materials for the project.
Farr, who worked at Yogurt Pump for two years, said she noticed the business needed landscaping when she was working over the summer.
“I’d always noticed that planter bed in front of YoPo needed something,” Farr said.
Farr said a lot of Yogurt Pump’s customers stand or sit outside near the flower bed to eat their frozen yogurt, and others pass it when walking up and down Franklin Street.