Matt and Morgan Robertson are the father and son team behind Verdant Landscape & Design, a full service landscape company based in Milton, Ont. The Robertsons are deeply passionate about education. In fact, both are graduates of the Niagara Parks Commission School of Horticulture (NPCSH). As business owners, they encourage staff to grow their skills through the Horticultural Technician Apprenticeship Program.

Apprenticeship is something they know well: Matt is a program instructor at Mohawk College, and Morgan earned his Red Seal certification at NPCSH. They both joined Landscape Ontario Podcast host Scott Barber to talk about why they believe apprenticeship is a win-win for employers and their staff. They also brought current apprenticeship students from their team, Barb MacIntyre and Bret Measor, to speak about their experience in the program.

Growing green careers