Day: July 24, 2019

Portrait of Dan Sterns standing in front of a mountain range.

Meet Dan Stearns, NALP Member and Outstanding Educator of the Year

Dan Stearns, professor emeritus of landscape contracting at Penn State University, first got a taste of being an educator while in graduate school. He knew it was something he would enjoy as a profession. While the right opportunity didn’t come around for another 12 years, Stearns says his time spent in the industry, working as […]

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Landscape Gardeners Laying Turf For New Lawn

A Look Inside Landscape Companies Using an Apprenticeship Program

Americans are turning to apprenticeships to develop a much-needed workforce. An apprenticeship is a system of training a new generation of skilled crafts practitioners. 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. And the landscape industry is part […]

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