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TAG: volunteering

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

John Deere Day of Service volunteers spruce up National Mall

September 15, 2014By

More than 80 volunteers representing the Green Industry rallied together Sept. 12 to maintain the areas around the National Mall in Washington, D.C., as part of John Deere Day of Service. The event, hosted by the Trust for the National Mall, drew participants from John Deere, Finch Services, the Professional Landcare Network, Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, the National Hispanic Landscape Alliance and... read more

PLANET Community Stewardship Award winner: Inside Out Design

July 2, 2014By
Photos: Inside Out Design

Inside Out Design puts outdoor classrooms and environmental projects front and center of community efforts. Last spring, 100 sets of little hands were digging in the dirt at Good Shepherd Catholic School in Frankfort, Ky. Overseeing their efforts to install a new outdoor classroom were Andrea Wilson Mueller and a four-person Inside Out Design crew. The team of elementary students... read more

PLANET Community Stewardship Award Winner: Greenscape

July 2, 2014By

A North Carolina business uses its volunteerism to promote life outdoors. When Greenscape President Daniel Currin was growing up, kids went outside to play and didn’t return until dinner. They dug in the dirt, played games in the yard, threw the ball around and did what kids do. Or, used to do. Thanks in part to TV, Xbox and iPads,... read more

Schill, LM and others team up for PLANET Day of Service

April 22, 2014By

In honor of the Professional Landcare Network’s (PLANET’s) Day of Service, which is celebrated every Earth Day, yours truly and two of my Landscape Management cohorts joined up with the pros from Schill Grounds Management and other volunteers at McGregor, a nonprofit assisted living and retirement facility located on a 32-acre historic estate on Cleveland’s east side. Nationwide, volunteers from... read more

‘PLANET Gives Back’ to Louisville, Home of the Innocents

October 24, 2013By

As part of the third annual PLANET Gives Back, held Wednesday in line with the Green Industry Conference (GIC), nearly 75 volunteers revived the grounds at Home of the Innocents, a nonprofit shelter and pediatric convalescent center in Louisville, Ky. Tasked with laying new mulch on a playground, planting around 25 trees, restoring a butterfly garden, planting cold crops in... read more