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  • February 2, 2023
Competitors in last year's National Collegiate Landscape Competition.

Competitors in last year’s National Collegiate Landscape Competition.

National Association of Landscape Professionals

The National Association of Landscape Professionals’ (NALP) annual National Collegiate Landscape Competition and career fair will be held March 15-18. 

This competition will be held at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Miss. This year, nearly 700 horticulture and landscape students from more than 50 universities and colleges will connect with industry companies and test their skills in 30 real-world, competitive events like exterior landscape design, plant identification, robotics and technology in landscape design and maintenance, irrigation design and more. 

In addition to the competitive events,

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  • September 15, 2022

Talc Studio

Anastasia Sonkin (far left) and Taylor Palmer bring more than simply a love of plants to their practice. Palmer has a background in graphic design, while Sonkin’s résumé boasts studies in documentary film and food policy. Both have roots in biodynamic farming. “So much of what we do is about ecological restoration, smart design, returning landscapes to native plantings,” says Palmer. Sonkin echoes that site-specific spirit, explaining, “We’re always trying to gather local knowledge—what kinds of plants are actually thriving in the places where we’re working, what are the plants that will attract birds and bees.” That focus

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  • July 18, 2022

The request to the 811 center was like many received — locate the utilities because the homeowner wished to DIY a new privacy fence. Once the utilities were marked, the homeowner began to dig holes for the uprights, thinking each flag marked where he SHOULD dig, instead of where he SHOULD NOT dig.

After severing the utility in multiple places, a hefty fine, and costs to reinstate the utility, the homeowner came away with a new appreciation for all that goes on below the soil surface. He was lucky because none of the damaged lines affected people or property. Things

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