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Women in Landscape

Member Spotlight: Christy Webber, Christy Webber Landscapes

Christy Webber, owner of Christy Webber Landscapes, based in Chicago, Illinois, says she’s a country girl and her love for the outdoors drew her to the landscaping industry. “I grew up in the country, but I wanted to live in city because I’m gay and wanted to be around people like me so that just […]

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Faces of the Industry: Victoria Trucco

Victoria Trucco studied architecture in Colombia and had wanted to earn a master’s degree in urbanism. However, her dual citizenship caused her to not be eligible for a scholarship at Penn State. “I had two small children and could not afford the private university for urbanism,” she says. Her husband, Ray Rueda, was relocated to […]

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NALP’s Women in Landscape Network Gains Bayer Sponsorship

Bayer is now the title sponsor of the National Association of Landscape Professionals’ Women in Landscape Network (WILN). “We are thrilled to have Bayer as the title sponsor of the NALP Women in the Landscape Network,” says Jennifer Myers, senior director of workforce development. “Our focus on attracting, retaining, and supporting women through networking, events, […]

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Faces of the Industry: Angie Bradley

Angie Bradley says that she didn’t envision getting into the landscape industry when she was a kid. In fact, she’d always wanted to be a pilot. But growing up on a family farm, she says that landscaping was “in her blood.” Even so, that didn’t make it any easier starting out in a male-dominated industry […]

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Level Up: Wade’s Lawn Service Uses Networking to Grow and Learn

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Wade’s Lawn Service, based in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, was founded in 1998 by Ira Wade. Armed with a push mower and string trimmer, Wade started out with a commitment for quality lawn service and fostered a reputation […]

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Women In Landscape Network Takeover: Episode 6 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the sixth episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, members of the NALP Women in Landscape Network (WILN) took over the podcast. NALP’s Jenn Myers, senior director of workforce development, hosted the podcast and was joined by guests Lisa Fiore, co-founder of LandscapeHub, Callan Dudley, general manager of Southern Landscape Group, and Claire […]

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Ideal Landscape Group Moves Away From H-2B Usage and Focuses on Culture

Ideal Landscape Group, based in St. Louis, Missouri, has been using the H-2B program for close to 15 years. The company typically requests 45 visas. In 2019, only 25 percent or less of the companies in the St. Louis area that use the H-2B program received their workers. “We were fortunate enough to get them,” […]

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Horticulture at Home: Invention, Adaptation and the Resurgence of Victory Gardens: Episode 2 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the second episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape spoke with Jenn Myers, a 20+ year veteran of the professional landscape industry. Myers brings a unique perspective to her role as Senior Director of Workforce […]

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Ann Moore of Grassperson Talks About Being a Woman in Landscaping & How She Keeps Up With Industry Updates

As the wife of a former president/vice-president of a Fortune 500 Division company, Ann Moore says she and her husband Jack spent a lot of time traveling, moving around, and even living in another country. And while that was all incredibly exciting, there came a time when the couple wanted to put down roots and […]

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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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