2014 TOCA meeting takes on New Orleans, LM snags 11 awards

May 13, 2014By

More than 70 Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) members attended the 25th annual TOCA meeting in New Orleans. Among the largest highlights of the meeting, the 2014 TOCA Environmental Communicator of the Year Award was bestowed to Brandon Horvath, Ph.D., and Karl Danneberger, Ph.D., the “Turf Doc” for Golfdom (Landscape Management’s sister publication), was named TOCA Plant Health Writer... read more

TOCA names top communicator

May 21, 2013By

The Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) has named Phil Fogarty, Weed Man sub-master franchisor, its 2013 Environmental Communicator of the Year. Fogarty, who also is owner of Crowley’s Vegetation Management, Cleveland, Ohio, is active in environmental issues through such associations as Project EverGreen and Professional Landcare Network (PLANET). The awards program, which is sponsored by Project EverGreen, has recognized... read more

TOCA Awards 2013: Tooting our own horn

May 16, 2013By

Last week the Landscape Management team traveled to beautiful Portland, Ore., to take part in the Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association’s annual meeting. Among the highlights of this year’s event were a tour of Pacific Landscape Management, a creative writing education session and the Communication Awards banquet, held May 9. (OK, and Voodoo Doughnut.) I’m happy to report LM took... read more

Whit’s World: Treasure Trove

June 1, 2009By

A 5-ft. iquana swimming laps in the hotel pool was my first clue. The resort staff and some of the more-settled guests acting like it was nothing was my second. I didn’t know it on the first day of the business meeting, but I soon discovered the treasure trove of animal and plant species we mainlanders call San Juan, Puerto... read more