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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Certified Professional Horticulturist Exam

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The Certified Professional Horticulturist exam will be given on July 10 at 4 p.m. at the Glade Springs Resort near Beckley. The exam includes 100 multiple choice questions that cover material presented in the CPH study manual and 25 plants to be identified. Study guides are available for $60 for members and $100 for nonmembers.

To register to take the exam and/or order a study manual, complete an exam application here:

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Please note the education and experience requirements found at the bottom of the application.

 

Pesticide Recertification Course July 10

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Registration is open for a Pesticide Applicators Recertification Course on July 10 at Glade Springs Resort in Daniels, WV. The course is sponsored by WVNLA in cooperation with the West Virginia Department of Agriculture. Ten CEU credits will be issued for categories 3, 4A, 4B, 7, 11 and 13C. Cost to attend is $50 for non-WVNLA members and free for WVNLA members.

To register, click button below and click on Pesticide Recertification Registration button under Quick Links.

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2019 Scholarship winners

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West Virginia University students Brent Mitchell of Shady Spring and Nicholas Oxendale of Oak Hill have been selected as the 2019 WVNLA Marcus W. Rennix Memorial Scholarship recipients. Both are landscape architecture majors.

Brent, who plans to minor in horticulture, has owned and operated his own landscaping company, HighLine Landscaping, for three years. He began the company while attending Concord University and Bridgemont Community and Technical College, where he  knocked out some of his early semesters of course work. His experience with his landscaping business, which has grown each year, led him to a green industry career path.

“My decision to become a landscape architect was based upon my business. I hope to one day run my company as efficiently as possible with all the knowledge that I will gain in this program. Landscape architects focus on aesthetically pleasing areas in the field and that is exactly what I strive to do,” Brent said in his application.

Landscape Architecture Assistant Professor Elisabeth Orr, who has instructed Brent in several courses, recommended him for the scholarship. “I am certain he will continue to excel in our program, and I expect him to be an accomplished professional in the field after he graduates,” she said.

A junior, Nicholas Oxendale manages to hold down four jobs in addition to his course work. When he’s not in class, he works occasionally for a landscaper and is also a personal trainer, group fitness class instructor, and AutoCad instructor.

Nicholas particularly enjoys landscape architect classes that take students on-site for projects. “Our natural terrain is a thing of wonder, but it can be fragile. Development must recognize this and adapt projects to be compatible with it. I would hope to use in my professional career as a landscape architect the principals of adapting economic and development projects to the terrain to enhance both human life and the environment,” he wrote in his application.

Associate Professor Peter Butler wrote a glowing recommendation for Nicholas, whom he has known for the three years Nicholas has been a WVU student.

“Nick is a highly motivated student who strives to find creative and thoughtful solutions to complex design problems.… His communication skills are excellent. He has a strong interest in plant materials and their application to improving aesthetics, quality of life, and spatial definition in our contemporary environments,” wrote Peter.

Both Brent and Nicholas met all the requirements of the scholarship. We wish them the best as they pursue careers in the green industry.

Welcome New Members

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

GrassBusters, Inc.

Active Member

John Perry III

6433 US Rt. 60 E

Suite 100

Barboursville, WV 25504

304-634-4863

304-697-7790

grassbusterslawn.com

heardgreenlawns.com

Landscape design and maintenance, lawn installation and maintenance, fertilizer and pesticide applications, fall lawn clean up, tilling, drain installation.

Greenbrier Plant Health Care

Active member

George Piasecki

1410 Stone House Rd.

Caldwell, WV 24925

304-520-2112

*protected email*

Specializing in insect, disease and environmental problems diagnosis and control; turf management.

 

Kim’s Greenhouse

Active Member

Kim Jackson

2432 Little Two Mile Creek Rd.

Milton, WV 25541

304-743-3310

*protected email*

Kim’s Greenhouse on Facebook

Retail garden center, nursery supplies, perennial nursery.

 

Sprout Outdoor Creations

Active member

Andrew Eggleton

83 Mountain Drive

Hurricane, WV 25526

304-395-3806

*protected email*

Landscape construction and maintenance.

 

Sunrise Carriage Trail

Associate member

Kenny Williams

2061 Newhouse Dr.

Charleston, WV 25302

304-553-5607

*protected email*

Landscape construction and maintenance.

 

West Virginia Dept. of Natural Resources – Twin Falls State Park

Associate member

P.O. Box 667

Mullens, WV 25882

304-294-4000

*protected email*

Golf course maintenance.

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Member Benefits

Education

Educational opportunities to members through cutting edge speakers and programs.

AmericanHort

Industry representation through the Association’s membership in AmericanHort.

Networking

Increased business opportunities through industry networking.

Trade Show

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

Research

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

Projects

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

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.

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::

Funding Request Form

Contact

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