A few years ago we formed a group called Sustainable Heroes with Celebrity Landscaper Ahmed Hasson from HGTV Yard Crasher. Together we organized and developed this group, to partner with other green industry professionals in support of charitable organizations in building outdoor living spaces and gardening projects nationwide.
We have assisted in projects around the country from designing a fun outdoor living area for a two-year-old child with cancer in Miami, FL, installing a classroom garden for an elementary school in Glassboro, NJ to a shared outdoor space for a battered women's shelter in Escondido, CA.
Every project was built by volunteers and specialty contractors from across the country. Most of the money was raised by donations from social media post. We also received goods and services from large corporations and manufacturers like Southwest Airlines, Hertz Rental Cars, CASE Equipment, Skil Power Tools, Ramada Hotels, Hunter Industries, Corona Tools, and many more.
#Daniellaswish - Miami Springs, FL
Daniella Collazo, a precious two year old girl from Miami Springs, Florida was diagnosed with Stage III Neuroblastoma on May 30, 2014. This is a very aggressive form of Childhood Cancer for which she has completed seven cycles of chemotherapy and multiple surgeries during 2015.
#BullockGarden - Glassboro, NJ
Dorothy L. Bullock School's new garden grew from an idea, a tiny seed, planted in teacher Sonya Harris' imagination and blossomed with the help of many others including celebrity landscaper, Ahmed Hassan and his team.
#AsterGarden - Escondido, CA
Life hasn't always been kind to him, in fact he was homeless at one time himself so he realizes the great importance of giving back to those that are now where he once was. He also recognizes that it takes a team of Sustainable Heroes to assist daily in helping these projects come to fruition. He is blessed with the daily assistance of Outdoor Living Designer, Duane Draughon of VizX Design Studios...