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University of Massachusetts Amherst

The University of Massachusetts Amherst was granted a 1-star Landscape Management and Operations Accreditation as awarded by the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS), it was announced by Accreditation Facilitator Joe Jackson, CGM. The University first received notification in June.
“A grounds organization’s understanding of the high importance that should be placed on developing and maintaining good relationships […]

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PGMS Visits San Antonio

PGMS spent some quality time this summer in the historically rich city of San Antonio!
Relive the journey:3 generations of PGMS Leadership: John Burns, CGM, PGMS Past President, John Doiron, Current President, Marion Bollock, CGM, President-Elect.
Attendees were treated to exclusive tours:

Trinity University
San Antonio Botanical Gardens

The Alamo

As always, PGMS provided top-notch education sessions featuring industry leading […]

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2017 School of Grounds Management and GIE+EXPO

October 18-21, 2017
Galt House Hotel
Louisville, Ky.
Stay tuned for more details!

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ASC A300 Fall Meeting – “For Tree Care Operations”

Tree, Shrub, and Other Woody Plant Management – Standard Practices
October 4-6, 2016
Host Hotel
Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center
215 S. Depeyster Street
Kent, Ohio 44240
Room Rate
$109 + tax and fees per night, includes breakfast and Wi-Fi
Room Block Registration Instructions
You must call 330-346-0100 and reference “A300”
If they have any problems finding our group, try the whole name: […]

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Green Star FAQ’s

How large can my PowerPoint submission be?
The PowerPoint submission cannot exceed 30MB, no exceptions. PGMS will also not accept compressed zip files. The attachment must open in PowerPoint, not into a webpage.
Can I email my PowerPoint if the submission exceeds the upload limitation on the form?
No, the PowerPoint must be successfully uploaded onto the submission […]

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2016 PGMS Summer Conference


PGMS will be spending time this summer in the historically rich city of San Antonio and we want you to join us! Attendees will be treated to exclusive tours of Trinity University, the San Antonio Botanical Gardens, a visit to The Alamo, and a river barge ride on the San Antonio River. […]

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Greater Cincinnati Branch Celebrates Walt Bonvell

Greater Cincinnati Branch Celebrates Walt Bonvell

On October 29th, the Greater Cincinnati Branch gathered at beautiful Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum to honor Walt Bonvell’s contributions to PGMS and to celebrate his life. Many PGMS members, co-workers, friends and family were present for a special tree planting that memorialized our good friend and leader.

The tree […]

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PGMS is making headlines!

PGMS is making headlines!
Led by our own David Davis, the NC Branch’s community service Project proved to be a great success thanks to all who contributed.
See the full news coverage click here.
To view photos from the event click here.


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PGMS Announces 2016 Scholarship Winners

BALTIMORE (February 2016) – The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) has announced its 2016 collegiate scholarship recipients. PGMS wishes the recipients well in the future. We hope the scholarship opens doors to additional opportunities in their pursuit of being a green industry professional.
This year’s recipients […]

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PGMS Launches the 2016 Member-Get-A-Member Campaign

Over the last few years PGMS has increased membership as well as the number of dynamic industry vendors who are supporting us as Elite Partners in Professionalism. One of the ways PGMS has accomplished this is thanks in part to the help of many of YOU who participated in the “Member-Get-A-Member” Campaigns!
Recruiting a new […]

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