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.
Hi Kristina, I am on the Board of the UVM Hort Farm now. Debbie
Glad you and the Hort Farm work together. Kate
This donation is from the Claussen’s dedicated employees of Claussen Florist Greenhouses and Perennial Farm as we are very happy to continue to support the VNLNA through our continued contributions and in-kind support. Thanks again for your great work.
Thank you for everything you do! – Schuyler
Green Works has been a lifeline this year with Covid-19. Kristina updated members re policy and grants. She worked closely with state officials and policy makers to lobby for our industry. In our case, with an employee as a NY state resident, she looked into grey areas in the new guidelines and reported back quickly,.…
Thank you VNLA and especially Kristina! Your timely and informative updates during the first weeks of this bucking bronco we’re all trying to ride right now were really helpful and encouraging.
Thank you for all you do!
The VNLA has been a great source of information and friendship. It’s an important network in my world and I am happy to donate to keep the “wheels turning”. Let’s all do this together!
Our VNLA is a valuable professional green industry organization! GreenworksVt has had our back with consistent support from the beginning of the pandemic confusion. It has been working with state govt from the get home, representing our needs and interests in the back-to-work/work safe plan. And I believe our organization has been present on the…
Of course I want to donate. It’s important to keep our organization strong and belonging has always been a meaningful experience to me. Together we can reach our goal and make it to the next Flower Show! Thanks VNLA for keeping us informed and in touch.