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TAG: Green Industry Conference

Education schedule released for Landscapes 2015 at GIE+EXPO

July 27, 2015By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) released the education schedule and opened online registration for its annual education convention Landscapes 2015 (formerly the Green Industry Conference), which is held in Louisville, Ky., in conjunction with GIE+EXPO and Hardscapes North America (HNA). This year’s convention will feature more than 40 sessions presented in five different learning formats, including town hall... read more

NALP extends Awards of Excellence application deadline

July 27, 2015By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) extended the deadline for entries for its 2015 Awards of Excellence through August 10, 2015. The Awards of Excellence program showcases projects that exemplify professionalism in landscape design/build, installation and contracting, landscape management, lawn care, interior maintenance, erosion control and ecological restoration, special events and interior plantings. “Winning an award is a great marketing... read more

Green Industry Conference to rebrand as LANDSCAPES

May 18, 2015By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), formerly PLANET, is rebranding its annual education convention from the Green Industry Conference to LANDSCAPES. The Green Industry Conference is held in Louisville, Ky., each October in partnership with GIE+EXPO and Hardscapes North America. The change is part of the larger NALP rebranding. “Our convention has been called GIC for short, which sounds... read more

Video: Dan Gordon on financial management

November 12, 2014By

Dan Gordon of Turf Books talked to LM after his Power Talk during the Professional Landcare Network‘s (PLANET’s) Green Industry Conference 2014 in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 22-24. Watch to see what he has to say about the best and worst ways to manage your finances. read more

PLANET bestows National Landscape Awards of Excellence

November 10, 2014By

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) held its annual awards presentation and dinner, hosted by Caterpillar, during the Green Industry Conference (GIC) in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 23. The program recognizes the best work in commercial and residential landscape design, installation and maintenance, plus the best in interior plant work and in safety and sustainability. This year, the National Landscape Awards of Excellence,... read more

How to sell a landscape ‘experience’

November 5, 2014By

Jim O’Brien encourages his customers to be active participants in the development of their landscapes. The owner of Wilmette, Ill.-based O’Brien & Co. Landscape, believes property owners are willing to invest more in their properties if he sells them as an experience rather than a landscape. For example, O’Brien has been known to purposefully leave out a single patio brick... read more