community service

NALP Member Mark Maslow Flies Supplies to Treasure Cay After Hurricane Dorian Destruction

Having vacationed with his family in Treasure Cay (part of the Great Abaco Island, Bahamas), Mark Maslow, owner and president of Southern Landscape Group Inc., in Evington, Virginia, says he was on alert watching the news about Hurricane Dorian. When Hurricane Dorian struck the island, he knew he had to do whatever he could to […]

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Behind the Scenes of Renewal & Remembrance

Have you ever wondered what takes place the days leading up to our annual Renewal & Remembrance event at Arlington National Cemetery? Let’s see… The equipment began trickling in on Thursday (and will continue to do so through the weekend). The lime and gypsum has arrived, the trees are being tagged, the Children’s Planting area […]

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The landscape industry day of service made an impact

The 2015 Day of Service has come and gone, and it was a great one. It’s always so inspiring to hear about the many community service projects that take place that same day all over the country. This year we had more than 60 projects within 25 states, approximately 700 volunteers, and more than $200K […]

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A family affair

  PLANET’s Renewal and Remembrance event in July has become a part of the Kuperus Family and Farmside Landscape summer plans and we always strive to make sure we can fit it in. When we first attended the event, about 10 years ago, we took the family, including our infant son carried on our back, […]

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'Growing' in Louisville

Growth is the theme of this year’s Green Industry Conference (GIC). So, in keeping with this theme, PLANET will provide members with an opportunity to “grow” our industry’s impact on the city of Louisville. To do so, we’ve teamed up with Metro United Way, the local United Way affiliate, to identify a few small community […]

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Peer-to-Peer

The Green Industry Conference (GIC) is PLANET‘s largest event of the year. But, what makes it a must-attend event? Is it the educational sessions; the show floor and hands-on, outdoor demonstration area; the networking opportunities; or all of the above? Each is important in its own right, but nothing beats that one-on-one, face-to-face time with […]

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Turf Appeal, Inc.'s Day of Service

At 4:00 AM, on April 22nd, I woke up knowing that we were going to make a difference that day, knowing that our PLANET Day of Service was going to be the biggest and best ever.  I could feel the excitement build as our convoy of volunteers pulled into the main entrance of the Ft. […]

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2nd Annual PLANET Day of Service

  I love long term planning and yet, we have not finalized our PLANET Day of Service (DOS) plans. I’m tempted to just blow it off, I mean we have work up the wazoo, and are busy marketing to close our sales gap for the second half of the year, but the rewards from last […]

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Green Space by Total Landscape Care

Total Landscape Care editor, Glenn DiNella reflects on PLANET’s 2009 Renewal & Remembrance and Legislative Day on the Hill events. “…I’m glad we have an organization like PLANET to promote the causes of the green industry. I hope you will visit the PLANET Web site and join this worthy organization. And I hope to see […]

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