TAG: National Hispanic Landscape Alliance

Why some companies are turning to Puerto Rico for labor

April 21, 2017By
Landscape workers. Photo: ©istock.com/WoodenDinosaur

Why—and how—some landscape companies are recruiting workers from Puerto Rico. Late last year, William Merkler was on vacation in Puerto Rico, thinking about how he would reconcile his landscape firm’s contracts with the new prevailing wage the Department of Labor told him he must pay his H-2B guest workers this year—a 17 percent increase. “We contacted our clients and told... read more

NHLA stresses the importance of mentorship in the green industry

April 7, 2017By

The National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA) is stressing the importance of having a mentor. A mentor is someone who offers inspiration and guidance, a person who can identify the potential in mentees and motivates them to continue to grow and aim higher. When LM covered mentor relationships in the July 2016 issue, green industry professionals used words like “invaluable” to describe the... read more

NHLA, NALP partner for Lawn Care Month

April 4, 2017By

The National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA) is supporting the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) in dedicating April as National Lawn Care Month. The information campaign, which includes downloadable resources, is designed to educate the public on “how turfgrass positively contributes to the environment, their health and their wallets.” “We encourage all landscape industry professionals to join us in highlighting not... read more

NHLA to offer pesticide applicators license prep and test in Spanish at Green and Growin´

January 9, 2017By

The National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA), in partnership with the North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association (NCLA), North Carolina State University and the University of Florida, will be offering a Pesticide Applicators Licensing preparatory course and exam, administered in Spanish, during Green and Growin´ 2017. The three-day course will run Jan. 16-18 in Greensboro, N.C. The cost for the Pesticide... read more

New England Grows to hold Spanish seminars

November 2, 2016By

New England Grows, slated for Nov. 30-Dec. 2 in Boston, has expanded its programming to include a seminar series designed for Spanish-speaking landscape professionals and those who work closely with them. Developed in collaboration with the National Hispanic Landscape Alliance, the seminar program will address topics such as how to manage multicultural teams, safety training and leadership development. “Hispanic-American landscape professionals... read more

NHLA unveils seminar schedule for GIE+EXPO

July 15, 2016By

The National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA) expanded its seminar offerings for the 2016 Green Industry & Equipment Expo (GIE+EXPO), allowing attendees to take part in Latino Link sessions all three days of the show. With sessions in English and Spanish, topics have been designed to appeal to various attendees—dealers seeking to increase sales to area Hispanics, Hispanic contractors eager to achieve greater success and... read more