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Groundsman, a new occupation for gardeners

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Francesco Dotto, international groundsman, will carry out on the Eima Digital Preview platform - Thursday 12 November from 14:00 to 15:00 - an in-depth study on a new professional opportunity for the gardener, that of the groundsman. Gianni Casini, professor of the Grassmed association and currently Head Groundsman of the Allianz Riviera in Nice, tells us about his personal experience, where he trained, the prestigious job opportunities abroad and the current role of groundsman for Nice football .

A prestigious professional figure, recognized and appreciated abroad, in Italy the groundsman, the one who takes care of the maintenance of the fields of sports facilities, is increasingly in demand and is obtaining due recognition, moreover he still has ample employment opportunities for the future, while the specific training courses are relatively recent and offer great opportunities. These include those of the IFGI (Italian groundsman training institute), of which Francesco Dotto is president.

After explaining what the specific tasks and skills of the groundsman are, Dotto will provide an overview of the present and the future of green sports, and then explain what are the training courses implemented by IFGI within the Eima Green Academy network: a "Quality mark" for recognized and updated training for green operators.

Francesco Dotto will then take stock of the machines and equipment necessary for the groundsman's job, explaining how they can "prepare" the ground for its optimal use and indicating the most recent advances in mechanization in the care of sports green .

In addition to Dotto, Gianni Casini, professor of the Grassmed association and currently Head Groundsman of the Allianz Riviera in Nice, will speak. Casini - with a long experience abroad (among the many turf he treats there is also that of Wimbledon) will tell his personal experience, where he trained, the evolution of the machinery used for lawn care and concretely how his work develops.

To follow the webinars, register for free at this link https://www.eima.it/it/eima-digital-preview-2020.php

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