This past weekend, NC State University hosted PLANET’s 39th Annual Student Career Days (SCD). It’s a big gathering of horticulture students from across the country. They compete in events, network with potential employers, and generally have a fantastic time.
Hoffman Nursery was proud to be a part of SCD. We sponsored and organized the Annual & Perennial Identification event, which took place on Saturday morning. Members of the Hoffman Nursery team were on hand to help with that event and to volunteer for other duties. Many of us were able to attend some of the other events as well.
This is a meaningful event for our nursery. Connecting with these students and hearing their stories, their enthusiasm and interest is apparent. We want to make sure they feel supported, encouraged, and welcomed into our industry. That’s why being here is important.
We had a blast at SCD, and we wanted to share it with you!
Student Career Days was a wonderful experience, and we couldn’t have done our part without lots of help. Thanks to Plantworks Nursery for providing the perennials and to NC State and Dr. John Dole for providing the annuals. And a big thanks to the Hoffman Nursery team for their efforts as well.
A few weeks before the event, PLANET announced it’s new name and brand. It will now go by National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP). At next year’s event, Student Career Days will become National Collegiate Landscape Competition. By any name, it’s a rewarding and worthwhile event. We’re already looking foward to next year when Mississippi State will host. See you there!
The National Collegiate Landscape Competition, an initiative of the National Association of Landscape Professionals, celebrated its 40th year. Hoffman Nursery was there to encourage this next generation of horticulturists.