Project EverGreen News

Project EverGreen Converts 150,000 Sq. Ft. of Green Space Into a Disk Golf Course for Minnesota Community to Enjoy

Project EverGreen brought its “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.”™ Initiative to Court Square Park in Belle Plaine, Minnesota and converted 150,000 Sq. Ft. of green space into a disk golf course for the residents of Belle Plaine, Minnesota to enjoy.

Working in partnership with the Belle Plaine Park Board and City Council, Belle Plaine Chamber of Commerce, Belle Plaine High School FFA, Project EverGreen and industry volunteers provided the materials and labor to repurpose and renovate the existing grounds in Belle Plain’s Court Square Park into a useable, safe six-hole disk golf course.

The new course will capitalize on the growing […]

By |April 25th, 2016|Categories: Greenspace Projects, Healthy Kids, Healthy Turf, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off on Project EverGreen Converts 150,000 Sq. Ft. of Green Space Into a Disk Golf Course for Minnesota Community to Enjoy

Making Your Lawn the Best It Can Be This Spring

April 19

Making Your Lawn the Best
It Can Be This Spring

Every homeowner wants to make their patch of lawn shine like an emerald and for good reason. Not only is a thick, lush lawn aesthetically pleasing but green spaces are good for your health, wellness and budget.

Studies have shown lawns having a cooling effect on your home – eight average front lawns have the cooling effect of 70 tons of air conditioning – and planting shade trees around your home can lower attic temperatures by up to 40 degrees and reduce air conditioning costs.
Green spaces add to the enjoyment of your […]

By |April 19th, 2016|Categories: Greenspace Projects, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off on Making Your Lawn the Best It Can Be This Spring

“Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.”™ Tackles Renovations In Greensboro and Durham

Project EverGreen and Its Partners Deliver More Than $21,000 in
Vital Renovations to Nearly 135,000 Sq. Ft. of Playing Surfaces

Project EverGreen, a national non-profit promoting the value of preserving and revitalizing managed green spaces, brought its “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.”™ Initiative to parks in Greensboro and Durham, North Carolina. These undertakings are three of more than a dozen “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.” projects that have been completed or that are scheduled across the United States.

Working in partnership with the Cities of Durham and Greensboro Parks and Recreation Departments, Project EverGreen and industry volunteers provided the materials and […]

By |April 6th, 2016|Categories: Greenspace Projects, Healthy Kids, Healthy Turf, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off on “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.”™ Tackles Renovations In Greensboro and Durham

SnowCare for Troops Volunteer Profile – Jamie Vroman

Jamie Vroman
Weingartz Supply
Macomb, Michigan 

On the Weingartz Supply company website its’ Core Purpose is listed as “creating a robust, long-term sustainable business enterprise that is respected by employees, customers and the community and to provide financial assistance to those who would otherwise go without, either materially or spiritually.”

Jamie Vroman, service manager for the Macomb, Michigan-based outdoor equipment dealer, has always been motivated to help others and recently he took a step to fulfill both his company’s and his own core purpose by becoming a Project EverGreen SnowCare for Troops volunteer.

Vroman was matched with disabled Marine Corps veteran Alan Opra who […]

By |March 9th, 2016|Categories: Greenspace Projects, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News, Snowcare for Troops News|Tags: |Comments Off on SnowCare for Troops Volunteer Profile – Jamie Vroman

A Case for the Great Outdoors

What’s not to like about a lush, green lawn and colorful landscape to compliment your home. Aside from curb appeal and bragging rights for “best looking yard” in the neighborhood, a well-maintained landscape offers both economic and lifestyle benefits.

Economic Benefits

Project Evergreen has put together a list of examples where a well-maintained landscape puts its money where its roots are.

Curb Appeal. A Money Magazine study said “attractively landscaping your yard can be one of the most cost-effective ways to boost your home’s curb appeal,” and emphasizes the value added by trees.
Perception Is Everything. An article in Smart Money Magazine showed consumers […]

By |March 1st, 2016|Categories: Greenspace Projects, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off on A Case for the Great Outdoors

Delivering the Gift of Green Space to New Homeowners

Project EverGreen Partners With Turfgrass Producers International and Houston Habitat for Humanity on Home Projects

Project EverGreen, Turfgrass Producers International and Houston Habitat for Humanity joined forces to install lawns and landscapes to five new homes in Houston’s Harrell Park subdivision.

TPI members Advanced Equipment Sales, Brouwer Kesmac, FireFly Equipment, Northwest Tillers, Progressive Turf Equipment, Redexim North America, Trebro Manufacturing and Trimax Mowing Systems contributed to purchase nearly 22,000 sq. ft. of harvested sod from Houston-area sod farm, All Seasons Turf Grass.

Project EverGreen and the Brickman Group provided the landscape materials and labor to install, with the assistance of Habitat for Humanity […]

By |February 29th, 2016|Categories: Greenspace Projects, Newsletters, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off on Delivering the Gift of Green Space to New Homeowners

Staying Safe While Clearing Snow

Project EverGreen’s SnowCare for Troops provides complimentary snow and ice removal services for families of deployed military personnel and disabled and wounded veterans but for the rest of us winter means breaking out the shovels and snow blowers to clear the driveway and sidewalks.

While shoveling snow can be good exercise when performed correctly but taking on more than your body can handle or ignoring signs that you need to take a break may prove to be harmful.

The world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, wants to ensure your safety as you clear driveways and sidewalks and provided the following tips for […]

By |February 16th, 2016|Categories: Project EverGreen Blog|Tags: |Comments Off on Staying Safe While Clearing Snow

Project EverGreen Announces 2016 Awareness Week Dates

Project EverGreen Puts National Initiatives In The Spotlight
With Awareness Week Celebrations

Project EverGreen announces a trio of awareness week designations intended to raise the profile and increase the understanding of the mission of each of these valuable programs. The observances will spotlight the efforts of the program’s volunteers and the military families, veterans and communities it serves.

The week-long celebrations of Project EverGreen’s three flagship programs – GreenCare for Troops, SnowCare for Troops and “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.™” will take place during the following weeks in May, July and November, respectively.

May 15-21, 2016
National GreenCare for Troops Awareness Week

July 10-16, 2016
National “Healthy […]

By |February 2nd, 2016|Categories: GreenCare for Troops News, Greenspace Projects, Healthy Kids, Healthy Turf, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News, Snowcare for Troops News|Tags: |Comments Off on Project EverGreen Announces 2016 Awareness Week Dates

Project EverGreen Announces 2016 Officers and Board of Directors

Project EverGreen, the national non-profit that promotes the value of preserving, enhancing and using green spaces, announces its officers and board of directors for 2016. The 2016 Project EverGreen Officers include President Dan Carrothers, Emery Oleochemical; Secretary/Treasurer Mike Dauer, Real Green Systems; and Immediate Past President Bill Vogel, Spring Valley.

Serving on the 2016 Project EverGreen Board of Directors are:

Linda Beattie, Schiller Grounds Care
Sean Casey, Nufarm
Scott Cole, BASF
George Furrer, Sipcam Advan
Fred Haskett, The Harvest Group
Doug Obermann, PBI Gordon
Pierre Pereira, Billy Goat
Dave Ravel, Syngenta
Brad Seipel, MARC Research
Maureen Thompson, FMC
Murray Wingate, Lebanon

“Project EverGreen is fortunate to have such a talented and dedicated group of […]

By |January 22nd, 2016|Categories: Greenspace Projects, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News|Tags: |Comments Off on Project EverGreen Announces 2016 Officers and Board of Directors

SnowCare for Troops Volunteer Profile

Catching Up With Darin Smith
Alpine Smith
South Lake Tahoe, California

With more than 970 commercial and residential contract clients, Alpine Smith is one of the busiest snow and ice removal operations in South Lake Tahoe, California. Owner Darin Smith arrived in the world-famous resort area 20 years ago after college and has built his company using a unique business model that deploys tractor-mounted snow blowers versus plows to remove some of the 125 inches of snow that falls annually at the lake level (snow levels in the mountains are much higher).

As Smith grew and diversified his business – he currently employees […]

By |January 21st, 2016|Categories: Greenspace Projects, Project EverGreen Blog, Project EverGreen News, Snowcare for Troops News|Tags: |Comments Off on SnowCare for Troops Volunteer Profile