September 15, 2011
Sod in a parking lot
Jim Paluch, of JP Horizons, a U.S.-based consulting group, created a new program, Come Alive Outside. The program’s premise is to encourage outdoor activity. LO member Scott Wentworth, and his team from Scott Wentworth Landscape Group, launched the program’s first project outside the U.S. Wentworth approached his community council in Picton and received 100 per cent positive feedback to lay 6,400 feet of sod in the town’s most popular parking lot, to provide four hours of activities and games for children of all ages. Kids and adults walked barefoot in the parking lot’s “green space,” or played hopscotch, twirled a hula-hoop or dove under the multi-coloured parachute. To see a presentation on the program by Wentworth, go to http://bit.ly/pkXFVy.