June 15, 2010
By Helen Hassard

The Waterloo Chapter of Landscape Ontario completed another successful school yard greening project, demonstrating first-hand how LO is truly Green for Life.

In Waterloo region each year, through a partnership with the Evergreen Foundation, a school in need is selected for greening. Through the volunteer work of LO members, the school playground receives a horticultural makeover. This year’s school was St. Michael’s, a Catholic elementary school in Cambridge. LO members, students, teachers and other community volunteers all lent their resources, expertise and time to make St. Michael’s a better place to learn.

Dennis Wendland, Evergreen Foundation’s school ground greening consultant in the Waterloo region, expressed his appreciation to LO members. “The school and kids thanked you, but I also wanted to add my appreciation, as the Evergreen consultant working with the local schools. Thanks to each and every member who showed up this morning to assist with equipment, know-how and muscle.”