Meet Jack Pohutsky, NALP Student Ambassador & Current Penn State Landscape Contracting Student

As a senior majoring in landscape contracting in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, Jack Pohutsky has already been actively involved in recruiting for the industry both to high school students as well as undeclared majors at Penn State. He may still be a student but he’s that excited about what the landscape industry has […]

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The Value of Community Outreach for This Landscape Pro

Each year, the NALP Community Partnership Award recognizes companies who demonstrate leadership in helping restore or revive communities. NALP presents the award to companies actively engaged in community outreach. It also highlightes the aesthetic, environmental and quality of life benefits the landscape industry brings to communities across the country. This year, the first award goes […]

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A Landscape Apprentice Shares His Story

When the owners of Providence Forge, Virginia-based L.G. Scott announced they were going to enroll two apprentices in NALP’s Landscape Management Apprenticeship program, Ryan Janney jumped at the opportunity to become a landscape apprentice. The chance to be able to “work and go to school at the same time without digging himself into total debt” […]

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3 Reasons FGM Uses the Landscape Management Apprenticeship Program

During National Apprentice Week, a nationwide celebration that gives businesses, communities and educators the opportunity to showcase their apprenticeship programs, seemed like the most fitting time for Fullerton Grounds Maintenance (FGM), headquartered in Kenvil, New Jersey, to officially launch the NALP Landscape Management Apprenticeship Program. The inaugural group will begin their journey with this career-shaping […]

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L.G. Scott crew in front of hardscape

How L.G. Scott is Addressing its Labor Challenges

Like a lot of landscape companies, the owners of L.G. Scott have struggled with finding good quality labor over the years. But with the introduction of the NALP’s Landscape Management Apprenticeship Program, they see hope on the horizon … maybe even a solution to labor challenges. Luke Scott, who owns the business with his brother […]

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Why Should a Landscape Pro Consider an Apprenticeship Program?

For many industries, apprenticeship programs are creating viable workforce solutions. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than 5 million people will be trained through apprenticeships in 1,000 industries over the next five years. Today, with the formalization of NALP’s Landscape Management Apprenticeship Program, registered by the U.S. Department of Labor, the green industry […]

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Mark Keightley of Artistic Landscapes Spends His Days Focused on Renovation–One Landscape at a Time

Mark Keightley knows what it means to go big. The owner of Artistic Landscapes, Woodstock, Georgia, prides himself on taking a specific approach to the design/install work in which his company specializes. “You do it as if it was your own,” he says of his philosophy he lives by every day. He now has owned […]

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How to Choose a Landscape Apprentice

As NALP’s Landscape Management Apprenticeship Program™ has continued to gain traction with companies across the country signing on, there has been increased interest in how to choose the right people to participate in the program. Many companies are starting out with a small number of apprentices—often two or three—to see how it goes but are […]

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Landscape of the Month: The Garner Residence by Earth, Turf & Wood

A Pennsylvanian family was looking to upgrade their home’s curb appeal and their backyard pool. They wanted to take full advantage of warm summer months. They had painstakingly updated and refinished their house and wanted an outdoor space to match. With a general idea in mind, they contracted Earth, Turf, & Wood to help make […]

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Meet NALP Member Brigitte Orrick of The Davey Tree Expert Co.

With more than 15 years in the industry, Brigitte Orrick joined The Davey Tree Expert Co. from the Tree Care Industry Association, where she was the workforce development director. Prior to that role, Orrick was the dean of trade, industry and apprenticeships at Nicolet College. She has experience in both the collegiate and professional affiliate […]

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