FARMSIDE LANDSCAPE & DESIGN GIVES BACK BY VOLUNTEERING
AT ANNUAL LANDSCAPE INDUSTRY SERVICE EVENT
AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Wantage, NJ — On July 15, Farmside Landscape & Design, a member of the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), joined forces with hundreds of other lawn and landscape professionals from across the country to volunteer at Renewal & Remembrance, an annual day of service at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. The event, organized by NALP, marks the 23rd year that industry professionals have come together to help enhance the grounds of the national burial site, which serves as the final resting spot for more than 400,000 military service men and women and their spouses.
This year, more than 400 professionals – including 4 employees from Farmside Landscape & Design – volunteered their time mulching, upgrading sprinklers, cabling and installing lightning protection for the trees, pruning, planting, liming and aerating the soil, as well as installing and maintaining pavers throughout the grounds. In total, NALP members helped to enhance more than 200 acres of the vast grounds at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as parts of Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Home National Cemeteries.
“Our industry is proud and humbled to volunteer our services at Arlington National Cemetery every year,” said Carol Keeling, interim CEO for NALP. “While the cemetery is beautifully maintained all year long, it is an honor for our industry professionals to lend their expertise and skills to enhancing the grounds. This service event allows the lawn and landscape industry to honor our nation’s heros and put our professional knowledge and skills to work for good.”
“This is an event that our family and company are humbled and honored to participated in for the past 15 years.” said Lisa Kuperus, who co-leads the Children’s portion of the event. “We are grateful for the opportunity we have to work alongside industry professionals to care for these sacred grounds and give back in this small way to those and their families that gave all, while at the same time teaching the next generation(s) to do the same.”
Photos Attached: (photo credit PhilippeNobilePhotography unless noted)
#1 Lisa Kuperus with Children’s program – teaching children about Caissons and the Old Guard
#2 AnnaMarie Tarantowski working Children’s program (PC: Farmside)
#3 Group photo of volunteers
#4 Kuperus Family at R&R Event reception
NALP members were also joined by members of the National Hispanic Landscape Alliance and the Professional Grounds Management Society.
ABOUT FARMSIDE LANDSCAPE & DESIGN
Farmside Landscape & Design is a full service landscape contractor offering landscape design, installation and maintenance service, in addition to Plant Health Care & Turf Care services. Farmside has been serving the Tri-State area for over 30 years and is led by a nationally certified staff of Landscape Technicians, Managers, and Professionals. Farmside can be reached at 973-875-7200 or visit farmside.com for more information.
The National Association of Landscape Professionals represents an industry that employs nearly 1 million landscape, lawn care, irrigation and tree care professionals who create and maintain healthy green spaces for the benefit of society and the environment. For more information, visit LandscapeProfessionals.org