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.


Eric Wenger

Chris Erb

Joshua Nadler

Doug McDaniel

Paul Staehle

Sara Jenson
Chris Smith
Don Coffman
Marie Rojas
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.

Spring is finally here and PGMS members have been busy! Read all about it, this issue includes:

  • Fresh details on the PGMS Summer Conference
  • A feature article on PGMS members giving back
  • Announcement of the PGMS Scholarship Winners
  • Much more!

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