TAG: community stewardship

PLANET members volunteer at 4th ‘Gives Back’ event

October 29, 2014By

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) held the fourth annual PLANET Gives Back project on Oct. 22, during the Green Industry Conference in Louisville, Ky. A group of approximately 75 PLANET member volunteers  focused their efforts this year on Meyzeek Middle School, a public school. PLANET Gives Back volunteers spent the afternoon landscaping the school grounds, performing maintenance on perimeter fences and beautifying the front... read more

Project EverGreen rallies partners to restore Columbus Plaza

October 17, 2014By

In celebration of National Public Lands Day, Project EverGreen partnered with Ruppert Nurseries, the Union Station Redevelopment Corp. (USRC) and the National Park Service (NPS) to give Union Station’s Columbus Plaza a complete facelift. The organizations joined forces to replant more than 600 new junipers and ornamental grass plants, laying new grass seed, weeding, mulching, power washing the hardscape and... read more

PLANET volunteers return to Arlington National Cemetery

July 30, 2014By

Grasshopper Lawns in Larksville, Pa., has been participating in the Professional Landcare Network’s (PLANET’s) Renewal & Remembrance event for 18 years — since the inaugural year. The event, which took place July 28 this year, is a beautification effort in which landscape industry volunteers from around the U.S. gather for a day to apply lime and gypsum, aerate, plant and... read more

Exmark staff fundraise for cancer

June 18, 2013By

Employees of Exmark, based in Beatrice, Neb., recently raised $14,350 for the American Cancer Society during a Relay for Life event. Ten employees participated in the overnight walk, which was held on April 27. “We had a team member walking during each hour of the event, even during the overnight,” said Exmark’s Nichole Allen, the company’s team captain for the event.... read more