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Brett McNish Becomes 168th CGM

The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) has announced that Brett McNish, CGM, supervisory horticulturist at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. has become the 168th grounds management professional to successfully complete its Certified Grounds Manager (CGM) program.
PGMS: Why did you want to become a CGM?
McNish: The CGM distinction adds a level of integrity and seriousness to the […]

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PGMS Announces 2017 Scholarship Winners

The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) has announced its 2017 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.
Get to know this year’s recipients:
Peyton South of Kansas State University was sponsored by Dr. Cathie Lavis and […]

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PGMS Releases “A Guide to Grounds Management Best Practices”

Forest Hill, MD (February 6, 2017) – The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) has released to its members “A Guide to Grounds Management Best Practices.” This guide will serve as a primary source of best practices in the green industry, including examples of specific practices and advice on how to implement them.
This publication suggests and […]

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North Carolina Branch Day of Service

PGMS NORTH CAROLINA BRANCH NEEDS VOLUNTEERS FOR OUTREACH PROJECT

For the fourth year in a row the PGMS North Carolina Branch is hosting an outreach project at the Odd Fellows Cemetery, a landmark in Winston-Salem, N.C. that has fallen in to disrepair. PGMS is taking a systematic approach to brush removal and prevention to bring the cemetery back […]

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Penn State University Receives Landscape Award

The Pennsylvania State University has been recognized with a 4-star Landscape Management and Operations Accreditation award as presented by the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS), announced John Doiron, President, PGMS.
The highest honor a campus can receive in this dynamic peer review program, the PGMS accreditation analyzes social, economic, and environmental responsibilities including a rigorous review […]

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Joell Bassett Becomes 167th CGM

The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) has announced that Joell Bassett, CGM of Abingdon, Va. has become the 167th grounds management professional to successfully complete its Certified Grounds Manager (CGM) program. Bassett currently serves as the Grounds Manager at Emory and Henry College in Emory, Va.
PGMS: Why did you want to become a CGM?
Bassett: I have been […]

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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 Bolick, CGM, President-Elect.
Two Days of Education, Networking & Exclusive Tours Highlight the
2016 PGMS School of Grounds Management Summer Conference!
PGMS and over one […]

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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
www.KentStateHotel.com
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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