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Plant A Tree and Feel Younger

Plant A Tree And Feel Younger

In a recent issue of the journal Nature, research was released that once again proves that adding green space, specifically trees, can enhance health conditions for residents.

The study, using high-resolution satellite imagery and individual tree data, was conducted in Toronto, Canada and suggests that people who live in neighborhoods with a higher density of trees on their streets report significantly higher health perceptions and significantly less cardio-metabolic conditions.

Results of the study revealed that having 10 additional trees in a city block, on average, can improve health perception in ways comparable to an increase […]

By |July 28th, 2015|Categories: Greenspace Projects, Healthy Kids, Healthy Turf, Newsletters, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off on Plant A Tree and Feel Younger

Project EverGreen’s “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.”™ Renovates Athletic Turf at Atlanta Area Park

Project EverGreen and ValleyCrest Landscape Companies Deliver more than $3,000 in
Turf Enhancements for Fair Oak Park Playing Fields

Project EverGreen announces the completion of its latest “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.”™ project with weed removal, soil aeration and fertilizer applications to the baseball fields at Fair Oaks Park in Marietta, Georgia.

Working in partnership with the Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department (PRCA), Project EverGreen and ValleyCrest Landscape Maintenance delivered much-needed turf management services to restore and renew 22,000 sq. ft. of turf at the park’s ball diamonds.

The renovated baseball and softball fields are used […]

By |July 8th, 2015|Categories: Greenspace Projects, Healthy Kids, Healthy Turf, Newsletters, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off on Project EverGreen’s “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.”™ Renovates Athletic Turf at Atlanta Area Park

Project EverGreen Revitalizes Cleveland Community Green Space

Project EverGreen Revitalizes Cleveland Community Green Space

Project EverGreen and its partners are creating and restoring an area within the vibrant and growing W. 25 St. corridor in Cleveland, Ohio allowing both residents and visitors to benefit from a healthy dose of green.

WATCH A VIDEO OF THE PROJECT COMING TO LIFE

“We are excited to promote the many benefits of green spaces through the revitalization of Gould Court,” says Cindy Code, executive director of Project EverGreen. “The project underscores the core objectives Project EverGreen stands for which is to develop green spaces to help communities thrive. Green space that allows residents and […]

By |June 25th, 2015|Categories: Greenspace Projects, Newsletters, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off on Project EverGreen Revitalizes Cleveland Community Green Space

Green Spaces Earn An A+ In School

Green Spaces Earn An A+ In School

A recent report from the National Academy of Sciences showed a link between green spaces and better academic performance in school. The study, conducted by researchers in Barcelona, Spain, followed 2,500 students attending 36 primary schools in Barcelona, Spain, for a year. They periodically gave the students, ages 7 to 10, computerized tests measuring attention and working memory (the ability to keep different pieces of information in mind to perform a task).

Results showed that students attending elementary schools surrounded by lots of grass and trees performed better on some mental tasks over the course of […]

By |June 19th, 2015|Categories: Greenspace Projects, Newsletters, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News, Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on Green Spaces Earn An A+ In School

GreenCare for Troops Volunteer Profile: Randal Wise

GreenCare for Troops Volunteer Profile: Randal Wise

Randal Wise, CLP
Greenkeeper’s Landscapes
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Now in its 9th year, Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops initiative, underwritten by The Toro Co., is providing thousands of deployed military families with free lawn care and basic landscape services.

In 2015 the program has been expanded to include wounded and disabled veterans, and we caught up with GreenCare for Troops volunteer Randal Wise of Greenkeeper’s Landscapes in Tulsa, Oklahoma to find out how he became involved with the program and what it has meant to him and his company.

Q: How did you get involved with GreenCare for […]

By |June 9th, 2015|Categories: GreenCare for Troops News, Greenspace Projects, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off on GreenCare for Troops Volunteer Profile: Randal Wise

Remembering Heroes Past and Present

Remembering Heroes
Past and Present

Another Memorial Day has passed and Project EverGreen hopes you were able to spend quality time with family and friends, and enjoy the great outdoors – especially those green spaces!

We also hope you took a moment to think about the real meaning behind the day; a day when we pause to remember the thousands of brave man and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of this country. Sacrifice in the defense of freedom and liberty, not just for themselves, but for others for whom those rights were taken away or were never given.

It is easy […]

By |May 26th, 2015|Categories: GreenCare for Troops News, Greenspace Projects, Newsletters, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News, Snowcare for Troops News|Tags: |Comments Off on Remembering Heroes Past and Present

Let’s Get Outside and Play With “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.”™

Let’s Get Outside and Play
With “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.”™

Did you know that the total area covered by urban parkland in the United States exceeds one and a half million acres? There are small parks that barely cover more than an acre and then there are massive parks that cover thousands of acres.
Parks such as Lincoln Park in Chicago receive more than 20 million users each year, and New York’s Central Park gets 37.5 million visits annually. What do all these parks have in common? They all provide community members – especially children – a place to play, compete and […]

By |May 18th, 2015|Categories: Greenspace Projects, Healthy Kids, Healthy Turf, Newsletters, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off on Let’s Get Outside and Play With “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.”™

Project EverGreen Sponsors TOCA Environmental Communicator Award

Project EverGreen Sponsors TOCA
Environmental Communicator Award

Dr. Brian Horgan, department of horticultural services at the University of Minnesota, has been named the 2015 Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) Environmental Communicator of the Year. The award, now in its 17th year, is sponsored by Project EverGreen, and recognizes individuals in the Green Industry for outstanding communications efforts regarding environmental issues.

Project EverGreen Executive Director Cindy Code presented Horgan with the award at the TOCA Annual Conference in Milwaukee and had this to say about his contributions to promoting the value of green spaces.

“Dr. Horgan has extremely good insight on the benefits of […]

By |May 13th, 2015|Categories: Greenspace Projects, Newsletters, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off on Project EverGreen Sponsors TOCA Environmental Communicator Award

A New Look For A “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.”™

A New Look For A
“Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.”™

We are always looking to spiff up the look of our green space initiatives at Project EverGreen and the new logo for the “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.”™ program knocks it out of the park in our opinion.

The “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.” program is all about getting children off the couch and outside to play and enjoy the great outdoors. Studies have shown that when kids get outside and participate in sports and other recreational activities such as riding bikes or hiking, they not only start developing a healthier lifestyle but they feel […]

By |May 4th, 2015|Categories: Greenspace Projects, Healthy Kids, Healthy Turf, Newsletters, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off on A New Look For A “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.”™

Grass Is Good For You

A healthy grass lawn is good for you and the environment didn’t you know? One 1 acre of grass produces more oxygen than 1 acre of rain forest? This bit of valuable information was shared in a study conducted by the International Society of Arboriculture and demonstrates that if you take care of your lawn and green spaces, they will take care of you. Find out how you can get involved with promoting and preserving green spaces in your community by visiting

By |April 30th, 2015|Categories: Greenspace Projects, Healthy Kids, Healthy Turf, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off on Grass Is Good For You