TAG: education

Cultivate’15 offers landscape architecture education credits

March 24, 2015By

In cooperation with the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES) program, AmericanHort is offering 9.25 professional development credits in the areas of health, safety and welfare at Cultivate’15, held July 11-14 in Columbus, Ohio. In total 26 sessions have been approved with 27.75 professional development hours. LA CES is a collaboration of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Canadian... read more

OPEI partners with Scholastic to grow TurfMutt program

February 18, 2015By

Through its partnership with Scholastic, the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute’s (OPEI’s) Research & Education Foundation expanded the educational material offerings of its TurfMutt program. Designed to help youth learn about science and the environment from the perspective of the backyard, community and personal green spaces, the TurfMutt environmental education program has reached 38 million students, teachers and families since 2009. Now, it... read more

Download: String trimming SafetyWatch

February 17, 2015By

Featured is a PDF version of the February 2015 SafetyWatch on string trimming. See how many safety hazards your employees can identify. Click here to identify the string trimming hazards. Click here to see the list of string trimming hazards.   read more

SafetyWatch: List of string trimming safety hazards

February 17, 2015By

SafetyWatch list of hazards The list of hazards in this photo includes but is not limited to: -Lack of hearing protection. -Lack of eye protection. -Lack of safety vest. -Operating close to a parked vehicle. What did we miss? We invite you—as employers and workers in the landscape industry—to share your expertise. Email your responses to LM Editor Marisa Palmieri... read more

Download: How to prune young trees

February 17, 2015By

Featured is a PDF version of the February 2015 Step by Step on “How to prune young trees” for use in company training efforts. Click here to download.   read more

The shining light

February 17, 2015By

Last month I traveled to The Lighting Summit in Omaha, Neb., to join the crew from McKay Landscape Lighting and their guests—16 landscape lighting professionals from across the country. Jerry McKay, a member of the LM Editorial Advisory Board, started the Summit last year to create an intimate conference and networking event for lighting professionals. It includes a few speakers,... read more