The Security of Nature

June 20, 2014

Sarah Walker, Program Coordinator for the Come Alive Outside program in Prince Edward County, Ontario, described why she is so passionate about getting children outside and in touch with nature in an article she recently wrote for the Child & Nature Alliance of Canada. She can talk for hours about the necessity of children connecting […]

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The Many Faces of Stress

June 20, 2014

The American Institute of Stress lists 50 common signs of excessive stress. FIFTY! Even if we are aware of the possible effects of stress, it is amazing to think that everything from headaches to back pain to insomnia, forgetfulness or asthma and heart attacks or possibly even cancer can all be the byproducts of too […]

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Many Ways to Come Alive Outside

April 23, 2014

Every year Sposato Landscape has a tradition of taking an Arbor Day company picture. This year they did something different and decided to go with a Come Alive Outside theme. Take a look at the pictures below and see how many different ways the Sposato team enjoys Coming Alive Outside. You can click the picture […]

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University Pilot Program a Huge Success

April 16, 2014

On March 19th, students from the landscape and horticulture departments of four colleges from around the country presented the designs that they created through the Come Alive Outside Design Challenge to a panel of professional judges and an audience of their peers at the Professional Landcare Network’s Student Career Days in Fort Collins, Colorado. As […]

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Canada Blooms Increases Awareness, Intention and Opportunity to Come Alive Outside!

April 16, 2014

The Scott Wentworth Landscape Group has been driving the Come Alive Outside movement since its inception. Hosting and coordinating dozens of events over the past three years, the Scott Wentworth Landscape Group has become a standout leader in their community, and Come Alive Outside has become part of the very core of who they are […]

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Innovative Contractor Partners with Local Elementary School

March 28, 2014

As one of the first companies in the country to complete the Come Alive Outside Action Guide, a nine-week, in-house training curriculum to help groups embrace the Come Alive Outside movement and take the next action steps in their communities, Bruss Landscaping in Wheaton, Illinois, is about to kick-off their “Come Alive Outside” initiative to […]

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What is Nature-Deficit Disorder?

March 14, 2014

Thirteen-year-old Miranda Anderson gave an inspirational TEDxKids talk describing nature-deficit disorder and why we should all be concerned about it and what we can do to make a difference. Here are some highlights from her talk: Many people have never heard of nature-deficit disorder, but they are probably suffering from it. There is a great […]

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The Fire and Ice Festival in Ridgewood, New Jersey

February 17, 2014

On February 1st, Jacobsen Landscape in New Jersey helped to host an incredibly successful Come Alive Outside Event with other partners in their community. Over 1,500 people came out to enjoy all of the festivities and embrace the joys of being outside in the winter at the “Fire and Ice Festival”! The event was hosted […]

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Meaningful Conversations

December 17, 2013

The “S” Word Over the past 10 years, it seems like everyone has started to talk about sustainability. That’s a good thing. I personally believe we need to take a good, long look at how we live our lives and make sure that we are doing so in a way that will allow future generations […]

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Scarecrow Fest Was a Success for Lurvey Landscape Supply

October 25, 2013

Lurvey Landscape Supply reports that Scarecrow Fest on October 5-6, 2013,  was a great success! Actually, they said that it was the best one ever. The weather was beautiful on both Saturday and Sunday.  The crowd was steady, the parking lot was full and everyone was having fun. Businesses and communities often wonder how they […]

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