The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) will hold the second annual PLANET Gives Back project, a volunteer service event, on October 24, during this year’s Green Industry Conference (GIC) in Louisville, Kentucky. Leading the association’s effort once again will be Glenn Jacobsen, founder and owner of Jacobsen?Landscape Design and Construction, Midland Park. Jacobsen, who is also President-Elect of PLANET, says such a Day of Service is something he stresses both for his local landscape business and the national organization.
“We are so proud to be planning again for our second annual PLANET Gives Back,” says Jacobsen. “This event is another example of our members coming together to utilize their skills and resources to help beautify and give back to this great city of Louisville. We do similar projects in our local neighborhoods in New Jersey and it is a pleasure to continue these projects on a broader basis.”
PLANET will work with a group of approximately 50 member volunteers to enhance two facilities in downtown Louisville. This year, Engelhard Elementary School will be the main project site, with the focus being on building an outdoor classroom, general landscaping around the school grounds, and new this year, an added children’s component that will involve the school’s fourth grade students. Work at the second project site, Bridgehaven Mental Health Services, will include paver installation, installing an outdoor BBQ/picnic area, and general property maintenance.
For more information about PLANET Gives Back or to register, visit bit.ly/PLANETgivesback or call the PLANET office at 800-395-2522. Volunteers are limited to the first 50 registrants. The Lead sponsors for PLANET Gives Back are Agrium Advanced Technologies, GIE+EXPO, and JOHN DEERE. The Supporting sponsor is STIHL Inc.
The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) is an association representing more than 100,000 lawn and landscape professionals in the United States and Canada. PLANET member firms provide a wide range of landscape, lawn care, tree care, irrigation and water management, and interior plantscape services, including consultation, design, installation, and maintenance. PLANET members are dedicated to improving the environment through public service projects and responsible stewardship. PLANET promotes professionalism in the industry by providing continuing education, legislative advocacy, and administering the professional certification known as Landscape Industry Certified. For more information about PLANET, visit LandcareNetwork.org.