Green Roof Course Scheduled for National Green Centre
The 2011 National Green Centre, presented by the Western Nursery & Landscape Association, will feature a Green Roof 101 Course. Presented by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities of Toronto, Ont., the course on green roof infrastructure design presents many of the tools and techniques needed to meet green roof project objectives on schedule, to specification and within budget.
PLANET Hosts Student Career Days
The Professional Landcare Network held the 34th annual Student Career Days at the Chattahoochee Technical College in Georgia. The event, sponsored by Stihl and Husqvarna, drew 883 students from 68 colleges. The event featured a career fair and competitions that are directly related to the skills necessary for a career in the green industry. For more information on the events and a full list of winners, visit www.landcarenetwork.org/cms/studentcareerdays/results.html.
News from ASLA
Landscape architects and related design professionals can now access continuing education courses online from nearly 100 approved providers with the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System (LA CES), a collaboration between the American Society of Landscape Architects, Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards, Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board and the Landscape Architecture Foundation. LA CES offers courses covering a range of topics, such as CADD/GIS, business practices, green roofs, residential design and stormwater management. For more information, visit http://laces.asla.org.
PGMS Heads to Boston for Site Visit
The Professional Grounds Management Society will host the second of its 2010 Regional Grounds Management Seminar & Site Visitation series in Boston on July 22-23. The event will include visits to Fenway Park, Mount Auburn Cemetery and Arnold Arboretum, as well as education sessions on topics such as invasive plants, hardscape options, green roof design and dealing with difficult people. Visit www.pgms.org/2010RegionalBoston.htm for more information.
ANLA Launches Online Job Service
The American Nursery & Landscape Association announced the launch of its interactive ANLA Job Board, which offers a resource for online employment connections. ANLA members receive preferred pricing, but both members and nonmembers can use the job board to reach qualified candidates. It is free for job seekers to use the service, which can be found at www.anla.org/jobboard.
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