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  It's a dark Friday evening, one of the coldest nights of a bitterly cold Cleveland, Ohio, winter. About 100 trade show officials, sponsors and landscape company owners and their significant others are gathered in small friendly groups in a cozy corner of the cavernous I-X Center. This is an invitation-only preview - complete with hor d'oeuvres, wine and new-age rock band - of the annual Greater Cleveland Home & Garden Show.
  The air is warm, humid and pleasantly fragrant in this neatly partitioned section of the 2.2-million-square-foot monstrosity of a building that ... (Read More...)

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4/16/2014 - PLANET Names Zachery Johnson AEF 2014 Educator of the Year


HERNDON, Va. - The PLANET Academic Excellence Foundation (PLANET AEF) recently honored Zachery Johnson, LIC, PLA, as its 2014 Outstanding Educator of the Year. Johnson is associate professor of Landscape Design and Contracting and the Landscape Business ...More

4/16/2014 - PGMS Streamlines Green Star Application Process


BALTIMORE, Md.- The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) streamlined the online system for submitting Green Star Award applications. The online system is completely paperless and easy to use. Applicants can now submit their entire application ...More

4/16/2014 - Bayer CropScience Celebrates Grand Opening of Bee Care Center


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4/16/2014 - Governmental Creep Our Industry's Biggest Threat


by Ron Hall/Editor-in-Chief
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