WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Keep us going! YOU are ALL instrumental in the success of the VNLA, whether you are a member, you attend the Vermont Flower Show, or you benefit from the outstanding work our member businesses and associates provide in VT and beyond. We could not exist without you! We are a stronger Association together and have truly helped supply our communities with nourishment, joy and pleasure in their homes and communities during this extraordinarily difficult year, as well as the past 56 years. If you rely on the VNLA and benefit from the VNLA, please consider a donation to the organization. Help fund the VNLA, the work we do collectively to help us continue to grow, learn, and influence positive change.
WHO WE ARE!
For 50 plus years our VNLA members and associates have worked toward our mission to support and strengthen our industry by promoting the benefits of plants and healthy, beautiful outdoor spaces. We work to build sustainable, productive, and healing landscapes and communities through our members’ products and services. The VNLA is a green industry organization that provides education, networking, the sharing of information, ideas, and advocacy for positive change within VT and beyond.
WHAT WE DO!
The VNLA offers programming, educational opportunities, up-to-date news and alerts, legislative outreach, a certification program, an Industry Awards program, and a quarterly newsletter to our membership – all of which is on behalf of the horticultural industry in VT and our membership and associates. In addition, we also:
- Provide public outreach through our signature event – The Vermont Flower Show – in its 20th year. Our show is unique in that our members/associates work together volunteering to produce a show that attracts over 10,000 visitors and 100 vendors. The show is packed full of family fun, educational opportunities, and a Grand Garden landscaped display like no other!
- Provide public outreach through our collaboration with Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity on landscape/design projects providing a completely installed landscape as a result of VNLA member donations of time, materials, and labor. Our goal is to continue collaboration on future community projects
- Provide yearly research awards to educational institutions, VNLA awards, and merit scholarships to UVM and VTC students each year.