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On April 22, 2011 (Earth Day), as part of the Professional Landcare Network’s nationwide Day of Service, HighGrove Partners of Austell, organized a volunteer landscape project at Northside Hospital-Atlanta.  Five landscape projects were conducted around the hospital property, with approximately 70 volunteers that included hospital staff, children from Northside’s Child Development Center and employees and clients of HighGrove Partners.

“We are grateful to HighGrove Partners and to all of the volunteers that came out to support this Earth Day project to improve our campus,” said John Cummings, director of facility services, Northside Hospital.  “Their hard work will be seen and enjoyed by many of the patients, families and friends, employees and physicians, who visit Northside each year.”

Projects included a new vegetable garden and flower bed at the Child Development Center, beautification of the hospital’s Serenity Garden for patients and families and new landscaping in front of the hospital’s Women’s Center and Main entrances.  Premier Growers, ML Masonry, McCorkle Nurseries and Bulk Aggregates donated materials/services for the event.

“It has been a real honor to organize and participate in this community service effort.  Northside Hospital is a great client and we’re thrilled to be able to work together in this unique capacity,” says Jim McCutcheon, chief executive officer of HighGrove Partners.


About HighGrove Partners

Serving metropolitan Atlanta since 1989, HighGrove Partners provides a comprehensive range of landscape and land services to property managers and owners.  Services include landscape architecture, design-build, installation, land services, maintenance, seasonal color, irrigation and water management.

About Northside Hospital (www.northside.com)

The Northside Hospital health care delivery system is a not-for-profit health care provider and has served north Metro Atlanta for 40 years.  With more than 2,000 physicians and 6,000 employees, the hospital sees nearly 700,000 patient visits a year.  Staffs provide a full range of health care services, including women’s health, cancer care, emergency care, surgery, specialty medicine and a wide array of outpatient services at many locations.  Northside Hospital offers high-quality health care at Northside Hospital-Atlanta in Sandy Springs, Northside Hospital-Cherokee in Canton and Northside Hospital-Forsyth in Cumming.

About PLANET (www.landcarenetwork.org)

PLANET is the association of members who create and maintain the quality of life in communities across America.  With more than 3,500 member companies and affiliates, these firms and their employees represent more than 100,000 green industry professionals.