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Applications for Longwood Gardens Fellows Program Open
Applications are now open for the Longwood Fellows Program, a 13-month residential learning experience that’s focused on building leadership capacity of public horticulture professionals. Applications are due November 1. The program is open to global professionals who hold a bachelor’s degree and possess a strong desire to lead in a public horticulture environment. Masters and doctoral candidates from domestic and international universities, and those who may be transitioning between careers are welcome to apply. The program begins June 2017.

Illinois Professional Lawn Care Association (IPLCA) to Dissolve
The Illinois Professional Lawn Care Association (IPLCA) will dissolve their organization as of September 12, 2016. The Illinois Landscape Contractors Association (ILCA) Board voted unanimously to allow the IPLCA to communicate to their members that the ILCA will become the new professional home for IPLCA members.


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