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Colorado Green NOW: the latest news for the Colorado landscape industry.


Mountain Roots is a testament to sustainability Email
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 05:00 AM

Alyse PiburnAlyse Piburn’s love for gardening was passed down through the generations, as both of her  grandmothers were gardeners. But it wasn’t until later that she found her career in gardening. She first worked in the service and hospitality industries—snowboarding was a passion—in the mountains. But one summer she was in between jobs and began landscaping with her mother’s business in Grand Lake. “It felt like everything clicked,” Piburn recalls. “I’d been an outdoor person. I loved working outdoors and loved plants. How did I not know about this sooner?”

Landscape design in the time of coronavirus Email
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 04:00 AM

Ivy Street Designs projectDuring the first half of May, Colorado Green magazine talked with six Colorado companies and asked how the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders affected landscape designs for their clients. The companies are located across the state and represent different types and sizes of green industry companies.

Pandemic affects trial gardens evaluation event Email
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 03:00 AM

CSU trial gardensToday, Dr. Klett announced that due to coronavirus precautions, the traditional evaluation day event for the CSU flower garden trials has been canceled. In order to move forward, industry evaluators are encouraged to visit the gardens the first week in August to submit their evaluations.

Easy-to-understand guidance from DOL around coronavirus workplace requirements Email
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 02:00 AM

Dept of LaborThis week, the U.S. Department of Labor issued additional guidance regarding the protections and requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) as workplaces reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Flexibility in Form I-9 compliance extended Email
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 01:00 AM

Form I-9The federal government will continue its policy of flexibility around Form I-9 requirements, it announced this week. Since many workplaces are operating remotely, compliance has been challenging.

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