NHLA campaign encourages “green-collared” pride

November 21, 2017By

The National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA) launched a campaign to encourage landscape professionals to proclaim their pride in being “green collared.” “It’s time to celebrate landscape industry professionals across the country,” said Pam Berrios, president of NHLA.  “They combine a passion for the outdoors, a commitment to environmental stewardship, an eye for natural beauty and the knowledge and knack for... read more

NHLA stresses the importance of mentorship in the green industry

April 7, 2017By

The National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA) is stressing the importance of having a mentor. A mentor is someone who offers inspiration and guidance, a person who can identify the potential in mentees and motivates them to continue to grow and aim higher. When LM covered mentor relationships in the July 2016 issue, green industry professionals used words like “invaluable” to describe the... read more

NHLA professional development program heads to Miami

February 6, 2017By

The National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA), in partnership with Ellen Ely of Landscape Training Solutions, will host its Train the Trainer program March 26-29 in Miami. The educational program is designed to increase awareness and assessment skills, enhance the understanding of diverse learning styles and training techniques and elevate participant presentation skills. “Part of our mission is to facilitate conditions... read more

New England Grows to hold Spanish seminars

November 2, 2016By

New England Grows, slated for Nov. 30-Dec. 2 in Boston, has expanded its programming to include a seminar series designed for Spanish-speaking landscape professionals and those who work closely with them. Developed in collaboration with the National Hispanic Landscape Alliance, the seminar program will address topics such as how to manage multicultural teams, safety training and leadership development. “Hispanic-American landscape professionals... read more

NHLA brings educational sessions to West Coast

August 6, 2015By

The National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA), the trade association for the professional development of Hispanics in the U.S. landscape industry, will host its “Train the Trainer” sessions on the West Coast this month. The two-and-a-half-day educational program will take place from Aug. 23-26 at the Mary & Joseph Retreat and Conference Center in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. The program is... read more

NHLA, others sue DOL, DHS over H-2B policies

June 4, 2015By

The National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA) joined Bayou Lawn & Landscape Services, the National Association of Landscape Professionals, Superior Forestry and the Small and Seasonal Business Legal Center in filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida. The lawsuit asks... read more