Project EverGreen Timeline

  • 2003


    The Beginning of Project EverGreen

    Founded in 2003 by a group of landscape industry professionals to provide military families and veterans
    with basic landscape and lawn care services. Den Gardner was named the first executive director.

  • 2006

    GreenCare for Troops Program Launched

    Green industry professionals came together to provide complimentary lawn care and landscape services to families of deployed military personnel across the country.

    GCFT lawn mower

    Management - Business



  • 2008


    First GreenCare for Communities Project

    Akron, Ohio is the first GreenCare for Communities project where volunteers renovated a blighted public space.

    GCFC garden project

  • 2010

    SnowCare for Troops Added to Programs

    Building on the success of the GreenCare for Troops program, snow removal services for deployed military families were added.

    SCFT Snow Plow



  • 2011


    Cindy Code Takes Over Reigns

    Veteran industry journalist Cindy Code takes over as executive director. Project EverGreen office moves to suburban Cleveland, Ohio.

    Car - Transport

  • 2012

    A Trip to the White House

    Project EverGreen and its GreenCare for Troops program was recognized by former First Lady Michelle Obama and current First Lady Dr. Jill Biden as one of 20 honorees in the Joining Forces Community Challenge, an effort to recognize and celebrate citizens, communities, and organizations who have demonstrated a deep commitment to service by improving the lives of military families and veterans.

    Project EverGreen at the White House



  • 2014


    New York – It’s A Green Kind of Town

    Repairing storm-damaged trees on Liberty Island was the first green space renovation project in the Big Apple. Since then, in partnership with the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation/GreenThumb Gardens Initiative, seven community gardens have been or are scheduled to be renovated.

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    soil | Project EverGreen

  • 2017

    Motown Goes Green

    18-acre Pingree Park was the first of multiple park renovation projects in partnership with the City of Detroit Parks and Recreation Department. Since then, four additional park renovations have been completed.

    Group C Media, Inc. - Davey Tree Expert Company



  • 2020


    Responding in A Crises

    The GreenCare for Troops Cares for Our Health Care Heroes program was launched during the pandemic to provide complimentary lawn care, landscape, and snow removal services to frontline healthcare workers and first responders.

    GCFT Healthcare Heros

  • 2023

    Celebrating 20 Years

    Project EverGreen celebrates 20 years of helping military families and creating a greener, healthier, cooler Earth.

    logo | Project EverGreen



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