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Project EverGreen Announces Mower Raffle To Support “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.” Initiative

Green Industry Professionals Can Enter to Win a Top-of-the-Line
Exmark Lazer Z-X Series Mower Valued at $14,000

Green industry contractors can take a chance on winning a top-of-the-line Exmark Lazer Z X-Series – worth more than $14,000 – by purchasing a ticket for the Project EverGreen Great Mower Giveaway Raffle.

With generous support from Exmark, Project EverGreen is seeking to increase funding levels to further expand its “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.”™ Initiative that is revitalizing recreational and athletic green spaces across the country.

Projects in Cleveland and Atlanta have already been completed with additional programs scheduled this fall in Milwaukee; Chicago; Portland, […]

By |August 25th, 2015|Categories: Greenspace Projects, Healthy Kids, Healthy Turf, Newsletters, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off on Project EverGreen Announces Mower Raffle To Support “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.” Initiative

Project EverGreen’s “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.”™ Announces Plans To Renovate Recreation and Athletic Spaces Across North Carolina

Project EverGreen and Its Partners Plan On Delivering Vital Renovations To
Facilities In Greensboro and Raleigh-Durham Communities

Project EverGreen, a national non-profit promoting the value of preserving and using green spaces, is bringing its “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.”™ Initiative to recreational and athletic facilities in Greensboro, Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina.

Working in partnership with various city parks and recreation departments, Project EverGreen and its partners, will deliver much-needed turf renovation services including aeration, overseeding and fertilization to recreational and athletic fields. The fall initiative will also include installation of new plant material, tree trimming and general clean-up of the green spaces […]

By |August 18th, 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.”™ Announces Plans To Renovate Recreation and Athletic Spaces Across North Carolina

The Value of Green Space Infographic Tells the Story

The Value of Green Spaces Continues To Grow

Telling the story of the value of green space in our communities just got a whole lot easier with the release of Project EverGreen’s Value of Green Space infographic. Available for download on the Project EverGreen website CLICK HERE TO VIEW the infographic visually demonstrates the numerous economic, environmental and social benefits green space provides.

Project EverGreen’s “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.” initiative drives home the point each and every day by revitalizing athletic and recreational facilities making them safer for children and adults to use and enjoy. Our GreenCare for Troops program provides families […]

By |August 13th, 2015|Categories: GreenCare for Troops News, Greenspace Projects, Healthy Kids, Healthy Turf, Newsletters, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off on The Value of Green Space Infographic Tells the Story

GreenCare for Troops Volunteer Profile: John Crider

GreenCare for Troops Volunteer Profile

John Crider
Crider Landscaping
Hixon, Tennessee

The moto of Hixon, Tennessee-based Crider Landscaping is respect, excellence and responsibility. What else would you expect of John Crider, managing partner of the company and an Eagle Scout award recipient from the Boy Scouts of America.

Crider Landscaping is a full-service landscape and land care company serving the Chattanooga metro region and a Project EverGreen GreenCare for Troops volunteer.

For Crider, a University of Tennessee at Chattanooga graduate, the landscaping business is second nature. He has been working in the field since high school when he and his brother were mowing lawns in and […]

By |August 11th, 2015|Categories: GreenCare for Troops News, Greenspace Projects, Newsletters, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off on GreenCare for Troops Volunteer Profile: John Crider

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