HERNDON, Va., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), the national landscape industry association, will hold its fourth annual PLANET Gives Back project, a volunteer landscape service event, on Wednesday, Oct. 22, during the Green Industry Conference (GIC) and GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Kentucky. GIE+EXPO is the largest lawn, landscape and outdoor power equipment show for industry professionals in the country.
A group of approximately 75 PLANET member volunteers will focus the majority of their efforts this year on Meyzeek Middle School, a public school in Louisville that focuses on math, science, and technology. This project site was identified through YouthBuild Louisville, an education, job training, and leadership program organization designed to help young adults realize their potential.
PLANET Gives Back volunteers will spend their afternoon landscaping the school grounds, performing maintenance on perimeter fences, and beautifying the front entrances with the use of raised planter beds. In addition to work at Meyzeek Middle School, PLANET Gives Back will also work at the neighboring St. Vincent de Paul, one of the oldest social service charities in Louisville, where they will be installing a number of trees as well as installing a rain garden at YouthBuild Louisville.
"We are pleased to continue our community service efforts in downtown Louisville for the fourth annual PLANET Gives Back," said Mike Mason, PLANET Gives Back project manager, COO of The Lawn Pro. "This opportunity allows PLANET members to not only beautify another community, but also showcase their skills, enhance the environment, and solidify partnerships with community organizations."
For more information about PLANET Gives Back, visit PLANET's website at www.LandcareNetwork.org, or call the PLANET office at 800-395-2522.
The Lead sponsors for PLANET Gives Back are GIE+EXPO, JOHN DEERE, and New Holland Construction. The Supporting sponsors are STIHL Inc. and Syngenta.
PLANET, the Professional Landcare Network, is the national trade association representing more than 100,000 landscape and lawn care industry professionals, who create and maintain healthy, green living spaces for communities across America. PLANET members are committed to the highest standards in industry education, best practices, and business professionalism. Many of PLANET's professionals have attained the status of becoming Landscape Industry Certified, achieving the greatest level of industry expertise and knowledge. Visit PLANET at www.landcarenetwork.org.
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