PGMS Announces Milton Buchler III CGM #177

PGMS: Why did you want to become a CGM?
Buchler: Receiving the CGM helps me stay current in the industry, while demonstrating the retention of knowledge to my peers. Being the Grounds Manager for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, we want to ensure that our landscapes are improving the environment, not harming it and felt CGM was the best way to demonstrate our commitment.

PGMS: What inspired you to pursue a career in the green industry?
Buchler:  I have always enjoyed plants and being outdoors, it was the obvious choice for me growing up.

PGMS: What advice do you have for aspiring CGMs?
Buchler: If you want your certification you should go for it, you really have nothing to lose. The committee works with you through the whole process. Either way the experience you gain from it is worth it.

PGMS: What are your favorite aspects of working in the green industry?
Buchler: Everyday there is something new.

PGMS:  How do you see the future of the grounds industry?
Buchler: Landscaped areas working in harmony with the native plants and animals to increase biodiversity while improving water quality.

To learn more about how you can obtain the Certified Grounds Manager certification click here or e-mail us at info@pgms.org.

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