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Register Now for 2017 Summer Conference

Registration is now open for the 2017 School of Grounds Management Summer Conference taking place July 24-25 in Charlotte, NC!

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PGMS Announces Donna Hibbs as CGM #169

The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) has announced that Donna Hibbs, CGM, director of landscaping and grounds at the Masonic Homes of Kentucky in Louisville, has become the 169th grounds management professional to successfully complete its Certified Grounds Manager (CGM) program.
PGMS: Why did you want to become a CGM?
Hibbs: I am so proud of where […]

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Texas A&M University Honored with Prestigious PGMS Accreditation

Texas A&M University (managed by SSC-Services for Education) was granted a 2-star Landscape Management and Operations Accreditation as awarded by the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS), it was announced by Accreditation Facilitator Joe Jackson, CGM.
“From the meeting with the Grounds Management Leadership Team, it was clear that they possess many of the right skill sets […]

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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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Get PGMS Certified!

One of the most important things that you can do to advance your career is to continue your professional development. Demonstrate your commitment to grounds management and your career by becoming a Certified Grounds Manager (CGM) or Certified Grounds Technician (CGT).
The Certified Grounds Manager program is the premiere program of its type in the Green […]

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PGMS® Press Clippings

Look Who’s Talking About PGMS!
PGMS or PGMS members have been featured in the press recently and we wanted to share the good news with you! Take a look at the recent PGMS press clippings…
2017
http://www.athleticbusiness.com/industry-press-room/five-collegiate-students-receive-scholarships-from-the-professional-grounds-management-society.html
2016
http://sedaliademocrat.com/news/business/19182/grounds-staff-brings-home-national-award-for-ucm – Dec. 6, 2016

http://www.msstate.edu/newsroom/article/2016/12/msu-again-praised-campus-landscape-achievements/ – Dec. 5, 2016

http://www.timesuniononline.com/Content/Default/News/Article/Five-Native-Ind-Trees-Planted-Around-Grace-College-Campus/-3/224/103081– Dec. 3, 2016
http://drexel.edu/now/archive/2016/November/Grounds-Management-Award/ – Nov. 18, 2016
http://www.nnbw.com/news/news-briefs/news-briefs-week-of-nov-18/ – Nov. 18, 2016
http://www.justmeans.com/blog/the-venetian-and-the-palazzo-exterior-horticulture-department-wins-green-star-award – Nov. […]

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Sustainable Sites Initiative

PGMS JOINS SUSTAINABLE SITES INITIATIVE™
In June of 2012 the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) joined the Sustainable Sites Initiative™ as a participating organization. The Sustainable Sites Initiative is an interdisciplinary effort by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin and the United States […]

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