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Nufarm Announces Program to Support GreenCare for Troops

Nufarm Will Make Donation to Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops
With Spectro® 90 WDG Camo Pack Purchases

Nufarm Americas is giving back to those who serve with their Memorial Day Benefit. With every purchase of Nufarm’s Spectro® 90 WDG Camo Pack, Nufarm will donate $15 to Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops program. Spectro 90 WDG combines two broad-spectrum fungicides to prevent and control disease in turf, annual and perennial flowers, as well as bedding plants, groundcovers and trees and shrubs. Now through Memorial Day week, lawn care operators can purchase Spectro 90 WDG to better green spaces for their customers and […]

By |April 22nd, 2015|Categories: GreenCare for Troops News, Greenspace Projects, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off

Celebrating National GreenCare for Troops Awareness Week

April 19-25 Marks A Milestone
For The Program

Warmer temperatures, blooming flowers and buds on trees are all signs that spring is here to stay. It also means it’s time for homeowners to feed and fertilize lawns and shrubs after their winter hiatus and mow that lawn as spring showers promote new growth.

For families of deployed military personnel and wounded or disabled veterans handling those basic yard maintenance tasks can be a real challenge. To meet that challenge Project EverGreen established the GreenCare for Troops program to provide complimentary lawn and landscape care services to these deserving individuals.

As the program enters […]

By |April 16th, 2015|Categories: GreenCare for Troops News, Greenspace Projects, Newsletters, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off

“Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.” Atlanta Project Wrap Up

Project EverGreen’s “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.”™
Renovates Cobb County, Georgia Park

Project EverGreen and Ruppert Landscape Deliver More Than $10,000 in
Landscape Enhancements To Beautify Wallace Park Entrance

Cleveland, Ohio (April 13, 2015) — Project EverGreen announces the completion of the first 2015 “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.”™ renovation project with the enhancement of the entranceway to Wallace Park in Mableton, Cobb County, Ga.

Working in partnership with the Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA), Project EverGreen and industry and community volunteers, led by Ruppert Landscape, designed and delivered a much-needed face lift to restore and renew the […]

By |April 11th, 2015|Categories: Greenspace Projects, Healthy Kids, Healthy Turf, Newsletters, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off

GreenCare for Troops Expands to Assist Wounded, Disabled Veterans in Need

National GreenCare for Troops Awareness Week
Scheduled for April 19-25, 2015

Cleveland, Ohio (March 26, 2015) — According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there are more than 3.6 million veterans with a service-related disability and the need for day-to-day household and lifestyle assistance services is a major need area.

With that statistic in mind, Project EverGreen is pleased to announce the expansion of its Green Care for Troops (GCFT) program to include wounded and disabled veterans in addition to families of currently deployed military personnel. GCFT is underwritten by The Toro Company.

The program, now in its ninth year, provides military […]

By |March 26th, 2015|Categories: GreenCare for Troops News, Greenspace Projects, Newsletters, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off

The Value of Green Spaces Continues to Rise

The value of establishing and maintaining green spaces within communities is a message that continues to gain momentum. Aside from the economic value a well-maintained lawn and home or business landscape provides, new research shows that turning vacant lots into attractive green spaces may actually make life less stressful.

A study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and published in the American Journal of Public Health, indicates that people in two Philadelphia neighborhoods who wore heart rate monitors when they went for walks saw a reduction in heart rate when they walked by a lot that underwent “greening” […]

By |March 24th, 2015|Categories: Greenspace Projects, Newsletters, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off

SnowCare for Troops Eliminates One Veteran’s Anxiety

For the more than 3,700 families and veterans who have signed up to receive complimentary snow and ice removal services through Project EverGreen’s SnowCare for Troops, the program has a different meaning to each.

For some it allows them to get the kids to school on time or to hockey or dance practice. For others it gives them something more – quality of life.
U.S. Army veteran Douglas Roehrig served his country and left the service with a severe case of carpel tunnel and his condition limits his ability to perform simple tasks around the house, including shoveling snow. And since Roehrig […]

By |March 5th, 2015|Categories: Greenspace Projects, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News, Snowcare for Troops News|Tags: |Comments Off

Carl Harris
President/National Director
Paralyzed Veterans of America/Buckeye Chapter
Cleveland, Ohio

When Project EverGreen’s SnowCare for Troops initiative was expanded to include wounded and disabled veterans this season, it meant that proud veterans like Carl Harris would be able to benefit from this award-winning program.

Now in its fifth year and underwritten by BOSS Snowplow, SnowCare for Troops is providing thousands of deployed military families and wounded and disabled veterans with free snow and ice removal services. These services allow military families and veterans to carry on with their daily routines such as getting the kids to school, shopping for groceries and making important medical […]

By |February 19th, 2015|Categories: Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News, Snowcare for Troops News|Tags: |Comments Off

SnowCare for Troops
Volunteer Delivers Message

This winter’s impressive – or, depending on your opinion, decidedly unimpressive – snowfall totals have kicked Project EverGreen’s SnowCare for Troops initiative into high gear. Couple that with the expansion of the program to offer complimentary snow and ice removal services to wounded or disabled veterans, and we have seen significantly more requests for service this season.

For the nearly 1,500 dedicated volunteers across the country that push, plow, shovel and spread salt, the reward comes in knowing they are giving back to families or individuals that are or have made major sacrifices on behalf of our […]

By |February 9th, 2015|Categories: Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News, Snowcare for Troops News|Tags: |Comments Off

SnowCare for Troops Volunteer Profile

Joe Costanzo
C & C Landscape
Merrick, NY

Now in its 5th year, Project EverGreen’s SnowCare for Troops initiative, underwritten by BOSS, Snowplow, is providing thousands of deployed military families with free snow and ice removal services. This year the program has been expanded to include wounded and disabled veterans, and we caught up with Joe Costanzo of C&C Landscape in Merrick, New York to learn about the unique way he is helping a local disabled veteran he was paired up with this winter.

Q: How did you get involved with SnowCare for Troops?
A: I have previously been a GreenCare for Troops volunteer and […]

By |February 5th, 2015|Categories: Newsletters, Project EverGreen Blog, Snowcare for Troops News|Tags: |Comments Off

It Is Never Too Early To Think About GreenCare for Troops

It Is Never Too Early To
Think About GreenCare for Troops

Even though parts of New England endured record setting snow falls this week during Blizzard 2015 – Worcester, Massachusetts notched 33.5 inches of snow fall in a 24-hour period – other regions of the country are enjoying sunshine and warmer temperatures.

In these areas lawns need to be mowed and fertilized, flower beds need to be weeded and yards need a good spring cleanup. For the families of deployed military personnel or wounded or disabled veterans these tasks are not as easy to accomplish as they would be for you and […]

By |January 29th, 2015|Categories: GreenCare for Troops News, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off