Landscape professionals to ‘give back’ at GIE+EXPO

NALPThe National Association of Landscape Professionals will give back to the community on Oct. 21, during Landscapes 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky.

The NALP volunteers will focus on helping St. Vincent de Paul, a social-service charity founded in 1853. The building will receive a facelift with added trees and landscaping beds. NALP members will also work on improving playgrounds and steps on the campus.

Another part of the service event will take place at Shelby Traditional Academy, where raised planter boxes will be installed so they can be filled with cold crops.

“This Louisville project further amplifies NALP’s history of giving back across the country,” said Mike Mason, community service project lead. “This event provides an opportunity for our members to beautify another community, showcase their skills, improve the environment and solidify partnerships with community organizations. We were so proud to be able to volunteer our resources and skills to further help the city of Louisville.”

The number of people who can volunteer is limited to 75, but there are still openings. The event will count for 0.5 CEU per hour of volunteerism completed.

The lead sponsors for the project are GIE+EXPO and John Deere, while the supporting sponsors are Stihl and Syngenta.

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