Green Industry Careers

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The nursery, landscape and garden industries offer many career opportunities for smart, passionate and enthusiastic people.

Visit The Land Lovers to bust the myths and learn the truth about professions that offer
variety, flexibility, competitive pay, opportunities to grow and overall job satisfaction.

The Land Lovers website features:

  • The top 5 myths surrounding green industry careers
  • Links to higher education
  • Information for parents and educators
  • Links to Green Industry Associations
  • Video testimonials from industry professionals
  • Career path highlights
  • A guide to investigating the options for smart, passionate and enthusiatic people like you!

"The Land Lovers" is sponsored by the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA), the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) and 31 state green industry associations including NYSNLA. Its purpose is to raise awareness of green industry careers with junior high and high-school students.

The site provides students with a comprehensive overview of the many career options available in the green industry, including arboriculture, garden centers, gardening services, irrigation, landscape design, landscape installation, landscape management and lawn care, as well as nursery and greenhouse production. Each section includes a career path highlighting duties, educational requirements and pay scale. Visitors will also find video testimonials from current industry professionals who are passionate about their "land lover" careers.

Parents and guidance counselors can also find information debunking some of the current myths surrounding green industry careers, learn where to pursue higher education for a career in the green industry and browse current job openings by state.