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How Project EverGreen Selects GreenCare for Communities Projects

There is no shortage of public green spaces and parks in need of renovation. This is why in 2008, Project EverGreen created the GreenCare for Communities initiative to revitalize community green spaces. Since their first project in Akron, Ohio, GreenCare for Communities has restored nearly 200 million square feet of healthy grass. Restoring these green […]

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Renewal & Remembrance Serves as Meaningful Time to Give Back to Service Members

Each July, lawn care and landscape professionals have the opportunity to give their time and skills to care for the grounds at Arlington National Cemetery during Renewal & Remembrance. This year, volunteers will be able to work at Arlington National Cemetery and there are additional projects at the Washington Monument on July 17, 2023. “Renewal […]

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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.
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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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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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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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How I Do It: Celebrating Earth Day

For landscape and lawn care companies, one could argue that every day is Earth Day. However, holidays can help bring attention to a specific topic. Earth Day is an opportunity to celebrate why you do what you do on a daily basis and educate others in the community about the importance of caring for the […]

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Tis the Season: Landscape Companies Give Back to Their Communities

Even though the months of November and December bring thankfulness and giving to the forefront of people’s minds, these landscape companies opt to give back to their communities year-round. Peter Novak, president of Serpico Landscaping, based in Hayward, California, says they have grown their company in the San Francisco Bay area for 32 plus years […]

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Manzer’s Landscape Design and Development, Inc. Helping the Community During COVID-19

On Manzer’s Landscape Design and Development, Inc.’s website, they have a page on COVID-19 where the company highlights their new safety practices that they will be following as well as a number of complimentary services that will be offered to clients with heightened vulnerability to the virus. Based in Peekskill, New York, Manzer’s encourages clients […]

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Giving Back is Second Nature For This Landscape Pro

When it comes to community engagement, NALP is continually looking to find ways to inspire members to get more involved. Our Community Partnership Award—presented to companies that are actively engaged in community outreach—is one of the ways we do that. Grunder Landscaping Co., based in Miamisburg, Ohio, is another winner of the award this year […]

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