The
W
est
Virginia
Nursery
Landscape
Association,
Inc.
Established in 1939, the
West Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association
is a professional trade organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the nursery and green industries and to the education of its members and the public they serve.

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WVNLA board meeting on June 22 at 10 a.m. at Cafe Cimino in Sutton.

Pesticide Applicator’s Recertification Workshop on July 14 at the Waterfront Hotel in Morgantown. Open to WVNLA members (free) and non-members ($50). Registration is  open.

Certified Professional Horticulturist exam on July 14 at the Waterfront Hotel in Morgantown. Call 304-553-1234 or email wvnlassoc@nullgmail.com to register.

Designers Showcase Garden Tour on Sept. 17 in Morgantown for WVNLA members nd their guests. The tour will feature landscapes designed by WVNLA members and will conclude with refreshments at the West Virginia Botanic Garden. Registration is not yet open.

Winter Symposium 2017 on Jan. 27 in Charleston. Registration is not yet open.

2016 Scholarship winner

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Congratulations to Amanda Hamilton, who was recently selected as the 2016 recipient of the Marcus W. Rennix Memorial Scholarship. A junior horticulture major at West Virginia University, Hamilton grew up in Raleigh County and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. She was chosen for the award based on her excellent grades, involvement in student activities and glowing teacher and employer recommendations.

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Hamilton’s interest in plants started when she was a child. She loved playing outdoors and  in her family’s gardens, where they grew lots of vegetables, herbs and flowers. In high school, Hamilton excelled in biology. Her teacher, Ms. Clark, encouraged students to excel and to consider careers in the sciences. For Hamilton, she recommended agronomy or horticulture.

“After some investigation of what the field of horticulture included, I fell in love. It was the perfect mix of biology, chemistry, art and hands-on work,” she said.

Hamilton encourages other students to consider careers in the green industry. “Any student who doesn’t want to spend their working career in a cubicle from 9 to 5 should consider horticulture or the green industry,” she said. She finds cultivation particularly rewarding.

In addition to succeeding in her course work and being involved in activities such as the Horticulture Club at WVU, Hamilton has held two enriching internships. At The Greenbrier resort, she developed an interest in public grounds maintenance. She credits her employers there with giving her both hands-on skills and lessons about management.

“I learned that every garden had a history and a value to cherish. I learned how to cherish it through my coworkers and the guests at the resort, who would approach us just to tell us how beautiful the grounds were,” Hamilton said.

Her second internship was with Bob’s Market and Greenhouses in Mason County. This large-scale production facility gave her a new perspective on the industry’s demands and challenges. After working there, she saw “what it takes to produce the petunias, and all the hands required to grow and harvest the seeds we buy in paper envelopes each year. We saw why the costs keep rising and all of the sacrifices our very own planet makes just so we can enjoy these delicate delights.”

After she graduates in 2017, Hamilton hopes to land a job maintaining public or historic grounds, or a botanic garden. She is interested in helping people understand a garden’s history and how plants connect to the past, the environment and to people.

Welcome New Members

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We welcome two new members to West Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association. 

Crede Lawn and Landscaping

Active member

Dennis Crede    

5897 Teays Valley Road        

Scott Depot, WV 25560

304-757-2567   

zach@nullcredelawncare.com                               

Landscape maintenance and construction, snow removal, holiday lighting, irrigation.

 

Site Tech LLC

Active member

Brett Robinson

P.O. Box 2489

Westover, WV 26502

304-703-7625

sitetechwv.com

info@nullsitetechwv.com

Landscape construction and maintenance.

 

 

 

Nationally recognized garden

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The Smithsonian Institution’s Archive of American Gardens recently selected a Charleston garden designed by Lynne Schwartz-Barker for inclusion in its Garden Club of America archive. The project involved Lynne and her husband and Flowerscape co-owner Jerry Barker, their son Eamon Barker and business partner Chris Awaldt. Read all about the garden at the Sunday Gazette-Mail.

Pesticide Applicators Recertification Workshop

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WVNLA and the West Virginia Department of Agriculture will offer a Pesticide Applicators Recertification Workshop on July 14 at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown. Attendees will receive 11 credits for WVDA categories 3, 4A, 4B, 7, 11, and 13C. WVNLA members attend free. The fee for non-WVNLA members to attend is $50. Pre-registration is required. The deadline to register is July 7. Register online or print and mail registration form with payment to WVNLA, P.O. Box 20284, Charleston, WV 25362. Call 304-553-1234 or email wvnlassoc@nullgmail.com with questions.

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Member Benefits

Discount

Discounts on the Association’s Winter Symposium fees for members.

Training

Free pesticide applicator’s training program for recertification credits.

Certification

Certified Professional Horticulturist exam annual opportunity.

Newsletter

Quarterly newsletter containing member updates and industry news and trends.

Directory

Inclusion in annual directory of members and their services, which is distributed to potential customers and other WVNLA members, and a website listing.

Scholarships

Involvement in scholarships for West Virginia natives who are horticulture and landscape architecture majors at institutes of higher learning.

Projects

Recognition of community commitment through member projects such as the West Virginia Botanic Garden in Morgantown, WV.

Research

Research association through West Virginia University, Virginia Tech and HRI.

Trade Show

Representation at Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show, which WVNLA co-sponsors.

Networking

Increased business opportunities through industry networking.

AmericanHort

Industry representation through the Association’s membership in AmericanHort.

Education

Educational opportunities to members through cutting edge speakers and programs.

Volunteer Projects

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WVNLA members work together on outstanding community volunteer projects aimed at making the quality of life in our West Virginia communities the best it can be.

We are proud of the many good things that “flower” as a result of our Volunteers in Bloom program, and we look forward to many future projects.

The West Virginia Botanic Garden

Morgantown, West Virginia For the past several years, WVNLA

The Golden Girls Group Home

2010 – The Golden Girls Group Home, Ceredo, West

The Raleigh County Women’s Resource Center

2009 – The Raleigh County Women’s Resource Center,

YWCA Sojourners Shelter

2008 – YWCA Sojourners Shelter,

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Scholarships

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The West Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association provides scholarship funding for outstanding West Virginia students studying horticulture, landscape architecture, and nursery and greenhouse management.

Candidates must be in-state residents who have completed half the required courses in ornamental horticulture or landscape architecture and who maintain at least a 2.5 G.P.A. Students who meet these requirements and apply before December 1 will be considered  for the Marcus W. Rennix Memorial Scholarship.

Please see the Scholarship Application for more information.

Previous Recipients

Applications

Applications

We invite you to become a member and take advantage of member benefits. For more information, contact us. The application form is supplied here in pdf form:

Membership Application

We proudly support West Virginia college and university students studying horticulture and landscape architecture with scholarship opportunities. The application form is supplied here in pdf form:

Scholarship Application

Our organization is pleased to consider funding projects that benefit residents of West Virginia. Each funding request will be reviewed by our board. Please note that requests must meet the criteria outlined on the Funding Request Form, supplied here in pdf form:

Funding Request Form

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West Virginia Nursery & Landscape Association
P.O. Box 20284
Charleston, WV 25362
(304) 553-1234
wvnlassoc@nullgmail.com