April 2010 - The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

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Month: April 2010

2nd Annual PLANET Day of Service – a success!

For those of you that were following all of the action and developments leading up to this past week on Earth Day, our 2nd annual PLANET Day of Service….. we are pleased to share that it was a huge success! We had over 3,000 volunteers participating in more than 200 projects in 38 states and […]

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Thank you Student Career Days!

Another year of Student Career Days come and gone! After competing in my events and watching my teammates and other members of my industry compete, it was exciting to find out which school would win. Congrats Chatahoochee Technical College for doing such an excellent job!   Yet again I was able to experience the excitement […]

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Student Career Days – from a grad assistants' perspective

When I was contacted about writing a blog entry about PLANET’s Student Career Days (SCD), I was quite surprised. I’m too old to compete in the events and don’t understand how my point of view might be helpful, but here goes nothing…   SCD 2010 was the fourth consecutive year I attended, and the second […]

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SCD 2010 exudes high energy and enthusiasm

    Wow! Yesterday was the first day of Student Career Days and there was so much enthusiasm and energy! Of course, SCD is an excellent opportunity to meet other students of the green industry as well as with employers, but this year has had an unprecedented amount of energy and enthusiasm! The Opening Ceremonies was extremely exciting […]

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Giving Back to the Community

Our company volunteers for Project Evergreen’s GreenCare for Troops program each year (providing maintenance to military families while loved ones are overseas). Starting a couple of years ago we decided to donate a landscape make over to one of the military families whom we are given from Project Evergreen each year. Last year we incorporated […]

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Students Should Take Twitter for a Drive

This week in Atlanta there are hundreds of college students representing horticulture-based programs from across the county that are converging on the campus of the Chattahoochee Technical College for the annual Student Career Days that is sponsored by PLANET – The Professional Landcare Network. This event is a friendly competition where these aspiring green industry […]

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Gearing up for PLANET's Student Career Days

  I have been looking forward to PLANET’s Student Career Days (SCD) 2010 pretty much since the school year started.  We found out who made the team sometime around Thanksgiving, and that’s when all the studying, team meetings, fundraising, and shirt designs started for our team.  Many students have dedicated hours upon hours to studying for their […]

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The Journey

When I first accepted the nomination to be on the Professional Lawn Care Association of America (PLCAA) Board of Directors in 2002, little did I realize that this was the first step in a long journey — an odyssey, if you will. Shortly after joining the board, PLCAA entered into merger discussions with the Associated […]

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