TAG: Community

Day of Service

March 9, 2015By

Join thousands of your peers from across the nation on April 22 as we come together for the National Association of Landscape Professionals (formerly PLANET) Day of Service. Feel the sense of reward that comes from knowing that the community will benefit for years to come from your efforts. Experience the comradery that comes with a common purpose. Don’t put... read more

Weighing in on wellness

June 10, 2012By

I’ve spent most of my married life — the past 20 years — dodging our bathroom scale. In ducking this weighty issue, I’ve spawned a virtual Dockers store: My closet now is overflown with dozens of pants spanning 34-, 36-, 38-, 40-, 42- and 44-inch waists. My mother has lovingly nudged me to lose weight for years. But her latest... read more

Rising to the challenge: Aaron Hobbs

October 1, 2010By

Marty Whitford of Landscape Management magazine, interviews Aaron Hobbs, who in September 2010 succeeds Allen James as president of RISE. read more

Homeless, but not hopeless

March 1, 2010By

Chris Gardner, author of the best-selling autobiography ‘The Pursuit of Happyness,’ shares his street smarts with Green Industry professionals. Every time I see the movie ‘The Pursuit of Happyness,’ I’m absolutely amazed. How did those people spend $70 million to tell a story about what I did with nothing?” half-jokes Chris Gardner, who penned the same-named rags-to-riches autobiography on which... read more

Whit’s World: Learning to laugh at ourselves

December 1, 2009By

Roses are red. Violets are blue. I sleep naked. How ’bout you? Last month, I promised I’d close this rather difficult year by sharing a few “Jamie gems” — humorous stories proving our middle son, who happens to have Down syndrome, is wiser than his 14 years on Earth — and much wiser than his Old Man. I knew the... read more

Whit’s World: Help set the record straight

October 1, 2009By

SmartMoney makes quite a living systematically tarnishing the reputations and threatening the livelihoods of all types of professionals. Its often-shoddy journalism produces a plethora of dirty laundry lists — “10 Things (fill in the blank) Won’t Tell You.” Some of the magazine’s recent one-sided slams include “10 Things Your Contractor Won’t Tell You,” “10 Things Your Cable Company Won’t Tell You,”... read more