Benefits of Membership
“Over the years, my membership in the VNLA/Green Works has given me the opportunity to network with numerous industry professionals who work together to raise the level of professionalism within our industry. My experience with this association has played a vital role in my professional and personal development”.
V.J. Comai, City of Burlington Arborist, Burlington, VT
“I joined the VNLA/Green Works because I believe there is a tremendous value in the knowledge of its many diverse members. It is a great opportunity for networking, business advice, sales leads, horticultural information, and much more. I also highly recommend supporting the VNLA as our membership fees and projects help to support events that promote professionalism in our industry”.
Schuyler Watson, River Walk Farm, Charlotte, VT
The VNLA Website.
The VNLA Website provides each member with tools to create an individual profile including: a description of your business & accomplishments; a slide show of 12 photos of your business and/or work; plus a link to your company’s website. It includes a searchable directory by member name, business category and region that is available to the public. Interactive features of the website give members access to Green Works marketing materials, free job postings and classified ads, and up-to-date industry news and information.
The Dirt, the VNLA Quarterly Newsletter.
The Dirt is packed with industry news and information and is emailed in digital format. Members receive a discount on display ads and free classified ads. Read the current issue HERE.
Receive VNLA timely email updates and alerts, with current industry news, opportunities and events from New England and beyond.
VNLA Meetings/Twilight Gatherings/Events.
Receive discounted admission to VNLA Programming and Educational Opportunities. This includes the Winter and Summer Meetings & Trade Shows that feature acclaimed keynote speakers and other VNLA seminars, workshops, and tours held throughout the year.
Vermont Flower Show.
The Vermont Flower Show is the VNLA biennial public exhibition with over 10,000 attendees and 100 vendors from all over New England. Members work together behind the scenes to produce one of the region’s most successful flower shows, including the Grand Garden Display. This is an excellent opportunity for members to network and showcase their talent. Members receive discounted vendor exhibit space. Learn more HERE.
Industry Awards Program.
The Industry Awards Program showcases members’ excellent design skills, craftsmanship, and horticultural knowledge. Winners are announced statewide through press releases, and are featured in a full color newspaper insert distributed throughout Vermont. Winning projects are displayed at the Vermont Flower Show. Learn more HERE.
Vermont Certiﬁed Horticulturist Program.
The VCH Program is designed to further educate and certify the Green Industry professional and present to the public the added value of hiring a Vermont Certified Horticulturist. Our program has reciprocity with other New England states. Learn more HERE.
The VNLA Plastic Pot Recycling Program.
The Plastic Pot Recycling Program began in 2020 in collaboration with Prides Corner Farms and is open to VNLA members to recycle their #2 and #5 plastics. You can learn more HERE.
The VNLA Volunteer Outreach Projects.
The VNLA offers ways to volunteer in VT communities by facilitating volunteer projects through the VNLA’s Project Outreach Committee and the VT Blooms Initiative. You can learn more HERE.
The Vermont Blooms Passport Program.
This program is in its 3rd year and is open to VNLA retail members to participate. It is a marketing initiative that invites the public to participate in a fun event that encourages people to visit member businesses and earn prizes. You can learn more HERE.
The VNLA/Green Works is here to serve Vermont’s green industry and promote high standards of professionalism. We welcome your participation and membership.