Project EverGreen, Houston Habitat for Humanity partner for Harrell Park project

February 23, 2017 -  By
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A Project EverGreen volunteer lays sod during a February project in Houston’s Harrell Park.

For the second year in a row, Project EverGreen and Houston Habitat for Humanity partnered to install lawns and landscapes for five new homes in Houston’s Harrell Park subdivision—a subdivision created by Habitat that is home to 113 families.

“These homes are vehicles out of poverty and serve as a trampoline for our families,” says Angela Birch Cox, development director for Houston Habitat for Humanity. “Our neighborhoods and families are better off because of the efforts of Project EverGreen and its partners to create green spaces for them to enjoy.”

Project EverGreen and volunteers BrightView, Triangle Turf, Champion Turf and Lucky Landscape Supply provided the landscape materials and labor to install Oak trees, ornamental shrubs, mulch and more than 22,000 square feet of harvested sod for the projects. The Texas Nursery and Landscape Association and the Turfgrass Producers of Texas Association also participated in the effort.

The project included installation of Oak trees and an assortment of azaleas, boxwoods, gardenias and ferns, and mulch beds around the five houses to create a landscape that complements the new turf and creates a greener, cooler landscape for the new homeowners to enjoy.

“Project EverGreen is proud to once again partner with Houston Habitat for Humanity to establish green spaces that will make a positive difference in the lives of these parents and children as they begin a new chapter in their lives,” said Cindy Code, executive director of Project EverGreen. “Lawns, landscapes and plants help transform houses into homes and neighborhoods into healthy, thriving communities.”

The work was part of Houston Habitat for Humanity’s “SuperBuild” initiative, sanctioned by the NFL and the Houston Super Bowl LI Host Committee.

Photo: Project EverGreen

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