District of Columbia Branch

D.C. Branch Field Day attendees intently listening to D.C. Branch member Steve D’Amato explaining the rules for the truck loading content.


Adam Newhart

Eric Wenger

Chris Erb

Doug McDaniel

Joshua Nadler

Ken Ingram
Amanda Lee Laudwein
Marie Rojas
Mark Scafide
Shawn Siefers

The D.C. Branch of PGMS was founded in 1929 as the National Association of Gardeners.Our membership consists of individuals throughout the metropolitan Washington area who are managers of parks, recreation areas, golf courses, botanical gardens, institutions, grounds maintenance contractors and allied suppliers of equipment and materials. These include assistant managers, agriculture extension agents, research people and others who are horticulturally qualified.The branch holds regular meetings, usually on the first Thursday of the month at places of various members in the area. The meetings consist of an educational program concerning a grounds management related topic, a short business meeting concerning issues of importance to the branch, followed by light refreshments and a chance for members to exchange individual problems and solutions informally.

SeptOct2015ForumThe School of Grounds Management & GIE+EXPO is right around the corner, start getting excited about it with the latest issue of the PGMS newsletter. This issue includes:

  • Feature article on the next generation of grounds
  • School of Grounds Management & GIE+EXPO highlights
  • An article on Floating Landscapes for Polluted Waterways
  • Much more!

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