Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

APR 2014

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Landscape Contractor / Design • Build • Maintain (LC/DBM) (ISSN 2150-9093), is published monthly by Landscape Communications, Inc. 14771 Plaza Drive, Suite M, Tustin, California, 92780 Phone: 714-979-5276; Fax: 714-434-3862. Online version (ISSN 2150-9170). Copyright 2014 by Landscape Communications, Inc. Printed in the U.S.A. All rights reserved. Contents may not be reprinted or otherwise reproduced without written permission. Periodicals postage paid at Tustin, CA and additional mailing offices. Subscription Inquiries: Send new or renewal notices or change of address (send both new and old addresses) to Landscape Contractor / Design • Build • Maintain, P.O. Box 1126, Tustin, CA 92781-1126. Subscriptions: Licensed Landscape Contractors free of charge. Others: Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii & Canada, 12 issues, $34.95, 24 issues, $55.00, Mexico: 12 issues, $65.00 per year. Additional copies may be purchased by contacting LC/DBM at or 714-979-5276 ext. 115. Postmaster: Please send address changes to Landscape Contractor / Design • Build • Maintain, P.O. Box 1126, Tustin, CA 92781-1126. Off the Clock The Friends of the Odd Fellows group sought advice on planting azaleas. This small group of dedicated volunteers has been organiz- ing work days to restore the graveyard for several years. It was clear they were passionate but professional help was needed. The project was proposed to the state branch in December, 2013 and was approved under the condition that David Davis, CGM, Wake Forest University, agree to be chairman. Based on having PGMS on board, along with confidence in a good local network of businesses and Wake Forest associates, Davis agreed. Building the team and organizing the work was a bit like assem- bling the pieces of a puzzle, strategically placing key pieces and let- ting others fall into place. They really had a great team. Having the PGMS association office to manage the webpage was vital, lending credibility when soliciting donations and volunteers. The synergy and enthusiasm of the volunteers was truly amazing. Surpassing lofty goals, 23 partners provided almost $10,000 in ser- vice, materials or money. Volunteers gave over 1,000 man hours of service. Rental companies provided power buggies, tents, tables, a generator, public address system, brush mowers and porta-potties. Mulch, lime, fertilizer, straw, grass seed, bulbs and lunch for 200 was all donated. "This was by far the largest volunteer event that I have ever been a part of, and left me speechless," said Brandon Haley, CGM. "I was proud of what was accomplished, amazed at the fellowship and team- work, and flat out impressed with the community involvement." n Feb. 22, 2014 the North Carolina Branch of the Professional Grounds Management Society, PGMS, joined nearly 200 volunteers including students, green industry professionals and others for a work day at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Winston-Salem, N.C. One participant drove all the way from Alabama. The historic African American cemetery entombs an estimated 10,000 — many born into slavery, others served our country's military, others simply forgotten. Having been abandoned, kudzu, brush and briers obscured headstones and deterred visitors. April 2014 63 If you have a project where landscape services were donated pro bono, you can submit your Off the Clock proposal to: or call Larry Shield at (714) 979-5276 x125. Story Ideas? By LC/DBM Staff with David Davis, CGM, Wake Forest University DBM LC PGMS Restores Historic Cemetery in North Carolina Top: At Odd Fellows Cemetery in Winston-Salem, N.C., a ton of lime was spread, an acre of turfgrass and 2,500 daffodils planted, and four yards of mulch spread. Volunteers cleared an acre of woodland brush and leaves. Litter was picked up over 13 acres and over 200 yards of debris were removed to be hauled away by the city. Above: Football and soccer team players from Winston Salem State University and Wake Forest University made small work of fallen trees cut to manageable lengths by a tree company, and of loading debris into steer loaders and two dump trucks provided by local businesses. About 75 stumps were removed. O 063-064.indd 63 3/27/14 4:38 PM

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