April is National Lawn Care Month, and the month in which National Arbor Day and Earth Day occur. April is also the time of year when many people start thinking about getting outside again. It is important for all of us to take the time to think about the positive impact of the green environment – the aesthetic as well as the environmental and economic impact.
This month, Kane Landscapes, will take part in a nationwide volunteer event, the PLANET Day of Service, which will be held on April 20. This Day of Service was created by the lawn care and landscape industry to draw attention to the importance of green spaces and so that its members could organize volunteer projects in their hometowns and also be part of an event with nationwide impact.
Kane Landscapes will be volunteering at Main Street Child Development Center in Fairfax, VA. Main Street provides child care services for ages 2 to 5 to low income, working families in Fairfax County. Kane Landscapes will send volunteers to Main Street to restore a memorial garden planted in memory of a former student that passed away. The garden will include several edible plants including tomatoes, lettuce, peas, squash, watermellon, and sunflowers. In addition, Kane’s volunteers will teach the children how to plant and care for tomato seeds in a pot which they will bring home to their families.
It is our hope, that we will not only beautify an important part of the landscape, but also instill the love of nature in these young students. It is important that everyone find ways to enhance the green spaces around us and to consider our personal responsibility to the communities we live in.