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Community Service

What You Need to Know About GreenCare for Troops

If you are looking for ways for your company to give back to the community, one possible opportunity is Project EverGreen’s program, GreenCare for Troops. Ki Matsko, program director of GreenCare/SnowCare for Troops, answers some of the common questions about this volunteer opportunity and how landscape professionals can get involved. What is GreenCare for Troops? […]

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Ruppert Landscape employees have a Thanksgiving celebration at the Frederick, Maryland, branch.
Photo: Ruppert Landscape

Landscape Professionals Display the Spirit of Giving Throughout the Year

Thanksgiving and the season around it are an opportunity to practice gratitude and give back. However, landscape professionals often opt to practice a spirit of generosity year-round with both their employees and their local communities. Bob Ramser, president of Turfscape, Inc., based in Twinsburg, Ohio, says they choose to give back because it is important […]

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Photo: Turning Leaves Landscaping

Help Military Families in Need Through SnowCare for Troops

As the winter counterpart to Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops, SnowCare for Troops ensures that the families of deployed military personnel don’t have to stress when the snow starts falling. This program connects snow removal volunteers with military families to provide complimentary snow and ice removal services. SnowCare for Troops was started in 2010 when […]

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Photo: Weed Man USA

GreenCare for Troops Provides Opportunity to Serve Military Families

If you’re looking for a way to give back to your community’s military families, Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops program helps connect you with an active duty deployed service member’s family where you can provide complimentary lawn and landscape service during the length of the deployment. Phil Fogarty, master franchise consultant for Weed Man USA, […]

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Photo: Aaron Dawson and Project EverGreen

Project EverGreen Revitalizes Community Gardens Throughout New York City

Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Communities initiative has been working to revitalize community green spaces since 2008. One of their focuses has been partnering with NYC Parks GreenThumb to restore various community gardens throughout New York City and five boroughs that are in need of renovation. “Project EverGreen’s goal is to increase the healthy greenspace footprint […]

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Photo: NALP/Philippe Nobile Photography

Registration Is Open for Renewal & Remembrance 2022

The 26th Renewal & Remembrance will take place on July 18, 2022. This year’s volunteer event will be held at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) and at the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall. While Renewal & Remembrance has historically been held at Arlington National Cemetery, this marks the second year that NALP will have a […]

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NALP Encourages Participation in Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops

The National Association for Landscape Professionals encourages lawn and landscape professionals to participate in Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops program. GreenCare for Troops is a 501c3 non-profit that provides complimentary basic lawn care and landscape maintenance services to military personnel with a deployed family member. The program got its start in 2006. A Project EverGreen […]

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Ruppert Landscape Helps Install Exhibit Highlighting Pandemic Toll

Over 350 employees from Ruppert Landscape’s Maryland, DC and Virginia branches came together from Sept. 14 to Sept. 16 to bring a public art installation to fruition, commemorating all the Americans who have died due to COVID-19. Maryland artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg conceptualized the installation, In America: Remember, to be a memorial that is also […]

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Schools Beautify Campuses With Landscaping Team Projects

Although this year’s National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC) was held virtually, students still had the opportunity to gather and get their hands dirty by participating in an optional team project. Schools could select a physical community or campus landscape project to work on and Brigham Young University – Idaho, Michigan State University and Eastern Kentucky […]

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Sun Valley Landscaping Offers Healthcare Hero Giveaway

Many companies are searching for methods to give back and express their gratitude to healthcare workers and one way Sun Valley Landscaping is using its resources is by offering a Healthcare Hero Landscape Makeover Giveaway. The Omaha, Nebraska-based company called for individuals to nominate a healthcare hero or first responder who is making an impact […]

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