News & Events

2021 Spring Newsletter

May 11, 2021
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Vermont Blooms Passport Program

April 8, 2021

Since we have postponed the Vermont Flower Show until 2023, the VNLA wanted to find a way to connect the public with our members and their businesses and services.  Hence,  the Vermont Blooms Passport Program was born!  We hope you will have fun participating!! You can seek out a VNLA member professional near you by…

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Pilot Program for Plastic Pot Recycling for VNLA Members

April 7, 2021

In the Fall of last year, Ray DeFeo of Prides Corner Farm approached the VNLA about a possible joint effort to pilot a Plastic Pot Recycling Program in Vermont for VNLA members. We immediately said YES and the Zoom meetings began! We are so grateful to Prides Corner for including us in the pilot program…

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2020/21 Winter Newsletter

March 7, 2021
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Vermont Blooms Initiative

January 14, 2021

Vermont Blooms Initiative The VNLA would like to announce the launch of its Vermont Blooms Initiative, a planting program to enhance Vermonters health by improving and beautifying our civic landscapes.   This all-volunteer project, funded by donations from our VNLA members and associates, seeks to improve/enhance public outdoor spaces across our towns throughout Vermont.  Projects could…

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Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity Project

January 13, 2021

The VNLA/Green Works established the Volunteer Project/Outreach Committee (VPOC) in February, 2018 and chose to work with Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity (GMHH) because we believe in their mission to provide affordable housing and because landscaping is an area that is often overlooked and/or underfunded on much housing of this nature.   The VPOC completed the…

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VT Specialty Crop Block Grants AVAILABLE!

January 12, 2021

What is a Specialty Crop? Did you know, most agriculture products that are not animal products or grain, fiber, and oil field crops are considered specialty crops by USDA. The most common specialty crops we see in Vermont are fruits and vegetables; culinary herbs, spices, and medicinal plants; nursery, floriculture, horticulture, and Christmas trees; honey;…

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PPP to Reopen on January 11, 2021

January 12, 2021

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that the Paycheck Protection Program will re-open the week of January 11th for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. This round of the PPP continues to prioritize millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $284 billion toward…

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2020 Fall Newsletter

November 11, 2020
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Emerald Ash Borer in Vermont

October 20, 2020

UPDATE:  The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced on 12/15/20 they are removing the domestic quarantine regulations on the Emeral Ash Borer which will go into effect on January 14, 2021.  You can learn more HERE.   Since October there have been new detections that have expanded the infested areas within the following…

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