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  • Garden Center 2020... engaging the customer

    by John Stanley My conference presentations and workshops ar present are focused on what garden centres will look like in 2020. For certain they will look completely different than they do today and we are only looking six years into the future. 

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  • Happy Earth Day!

    Lucky for us Earth Day is everyday. We are outside planting, sowing, teaching, growing and enlightening people with what we produce, maintain, build and share everyday. It is rewarding work done by dedicated individuals who genuinely enjoy the wonder of nature and the pleasures of gardening.

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  • HB 2493 Signed by Governor Inslee

    On Friday, March 28, 2014, Governor Inslee signed into law legislation that WSNLA worked hard to pass during this year's short legislative session. The bill, which addresses land primarily used for commercial horticultural purposes, clarifies and updates the definition of farm and agricultural land as it is used under the property tax open space program.

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Nursery & Landscape Headlines

How to Market Gardening to Millennials - New Research by Garden Media Group
To thrive in the present and grow in the future, companies need to market, target and build relationships with all generations - especially Millenials. They have buying power now, but their buying influence in the garden industry is only budding. Read More.
Study Reveals that Trees Reduce Crime 
A recent U.S. Forest Service study concluded that neighborhood trees and gardens influence an area's crime reduction. Quoting from the results, "a 10% increase in leaf canopy was associated with a 12% drop in crime. The neighborhoods that had more trees and gardens seemed to have less crime." The study connected the dots to conclude that the more trees, the more shade . . . the more shade, the more people want to spend time outdoors . . . and the more people spending time out of doors, means more "eyes on the street" which tends to deter crime.

NATURE'S STUDIO Wins Big at Northwest Flower & Garden Show
Nature's Studio, WSNLA's joint garden with King County WALP Chapter, was awarded the following honors: Gold Medal Award Winner, 425 Magazine Editor's Choice Award, X Factor Award, Pacific Horticultural Society Award, Golden Palette Award, Ethel Moss People's Choice award, and The Founder's Cup (Best in Show)! Click here to find out more about this year's award winning garden and design team.

Become an ecoPRO Sustainable Landscape Professional  |  November 17 - 20, 2014 at WSU Mount Vernon 

Earn a new designation to show customers and others that you are knowledgeable in sustainable practices. Besides this advanced learning, this is a great opportunity to network with other landscape profession als around Washington State who promote and conduct sustainable practices. The training, study materials, and exam are based on 200+ sustainable best practices for: Protect and Conserve Soils; Conserve Water; Protect Water and Air Quality; Protect and Create Wildlife Habitat; Conserve Energy; Sustain Healthy Plants; Use Sustainable Methods and Materials; and Protect and Enhance Human Health and Well-being. Find out more about ecoPRO Certified.

 


New WSNLA Members

Welcome!  WSNLA would like to announce the following firms as new members of the WSNLA Community.


 

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