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TAG: Brigham Young University-Idaho

65 teams compete at 2015 PLANET Student Career Days

March 24, 2015By

In its 39th year, the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) Student Career Days drew 800 students to North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C., last week. Sixty-five teams, including three National FFA Organization high school teams, participated in 27 individual and team competitions. The events included, among others, tree climbing, hardscape installation, wood construction, plant identification, sales presentation, exterior/interior design, irrigation... read more

Public voting underway for 2015 Design Challenge

February 10, 2015By

Returning for a second year, the Come Alive Outside Design Challenge tweaked its judging process this year, allowing the public to cast its votes online until Feb. 19. The Design Challenge creates the opportunity for college, high school, elementary and preschool students to work together with landscape professionals to design and build engaging outdoor learning environments at schools and childcare... read more

Come Alive Outside moves forward as a nonprofit

December 2, 2014By

On Nov. 1, Come Alive Outside held its initial board meeting as a nonprofit organization, defining the strategic plan of the organization as it moves forward on its Come Alive Outside initiative. Started by JP Horizons President Jim Paluch in 2011, Come Alive Outside aims to inspire professional landscape companies to play a more active role in reconnecting communities with... read more

2014 PLANET SCD creates friendly competition in Fort Collins

March 26, 2014By

Their wardrobes wavered from business casual to school spirit fanatical, which perhaps was a reflection of the students’ differing outlooks on the event—one being that they were there to nab employment, and the other that they were attending with hopes to crush the competition. Garb aside, the more than 800 students who attended the 38th annual Professional Landcare Network (PLANET)... read more