Member Benefits

Benefits of MNLA membership

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As a member of the Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association, you are part of the largest green industry networking vehicle in Massachusetts. We are a statewide association dedicated to advancing the interests of green industry professionals. Your membership dues help MNLA provide these benefits to you and your green industry colleagues.

As a MNLA member you can save with MNLA affinity programs such as:

  • Service First Processing (SFP) is a leading provider of credit card and ACH / check processing services. They make accepting credit cards simple, efficient and more profitable for your company. MNLA and SFP have put together a special “members only program” that is designed to reduce your cost of credit card processing while improving your level of service and support. Learn more
  • American National, previously known as Farm Family, is the MNLA preferred insurance provider, offering additional discounts to MNLA members with MCH designation. A local agent can provide you with a wide array of insurance products such as auto, home, life, farm, business owners. Click here to find a local agent.

  • Distinction as a professional within the industry; meet the best of the best.
  • Access to an “at your fingertips” network of fellow professionals through the MNLA Directory.
  • Opportunity for online marketing and branding through MNLA websites.
  • Networking at MNLA’s annual Down to Earth summer conference, MNLA’s Winter Forum & Annual Meeting and Plant Geek Day to just name a few of our in-person events.

  • MNLA Woody Plants Pocket Guide.
  • MNLA Hometown Guide marketing piece.
  • Comprehensive Farm Family Insurance program.
  • Member sticker to display your professionalism to your customers.
  • Promotional material, hats, and shirts, to show your clients your professionalism.
  • Sponsorship and advertising opportunities to promote your business.

  • Massachusetts Economic Impact Study
  • Subscription to MNLA’s new comprehensive magazine, pro|grow|news.
  • Invitations to join great industry related seminars as a volunteer leader.
  • Access to the National Plant Diagnostic Network.

  • Massachusetts-certified Horticulturist Program (MCH), a comprehensive program promoting high ethical standards, increased professional skills, and continuing education in horticulture.
  • Special listings and designations as Mass Certified Horticulturists.
  • Plant Geek Day

  • Foundation for Educational Excellence Scholarship Program, a registered 501c(3) charitable organization dedicated to providing educational support for young people pursuing careers in the green industry.
  • Twilight Meetings and webinars which highlight new and important topics that matter to your business success. Twilight meetings are informal workshops for MNLA members. The program begins with a social/networking opportunity followed by dinner and 45 minutes of education on a trend or topic of interest to nursery and landscape professionals. We welcome topic suggestions.Think you have something valuable to teach that would be of benefit to your colleagues? Contact Rena Sumner, Executive Director 413-369-4731 or via email about leading a Twilight Meeting Workshop.
  • Workshops are held various times throughout the year. Does someone you know have something valuable to teach that would be of benefit to your colleagues? How about you? Contact Rena Sumner, MNLA Executive Director at 413-369-4731 or via email about leading a Workshop.
  • UMass Extension MNLA Endowment Partnership with the leading edge educators in the industry.

  • Lobbying / legislative efforts and strong working relationships with key legislators from the Department of Agriculture and others.
  • Representation on key horticultural issues including invasive species management.
  • MNLA Day on the Hill.
  • Membership to the ANLA Lighthouse Program, a political educational grassroots network which keeps you abreast of current and timely government changes.

MNLA members promoting the Plant Something Massachusetts programMNLA drives business to its members. By promoting horticulture in Massachusetts through campaigns like Plant Something, we build consumer awareness of the advantages of working with green industry professionals, with the goal of driving consumers to your business.

Gardening and landscaping tips are provided to thousands of social media followers and website visitors every week! This is a great opportunity to educate consumers while pointing them to the professionals at MNLA.

Growing WIld: native plants in massachusettsMNLA is partnering with DCR and MDAR to support native plants and pollinators. Our members who participate will be promoted to consumers and receive free planting kits to hand out to them. With winter approaching the program is dormant at the moment but check back soon!

Partner programs

Plant Something MA

consumers planting something

Plant Something MA is a project of MNLA which includes professional environmental horticulturists—people who grow, care for, design and install plantings and landscapes in your community.

Growing Wild

Growing WIld: native plants in massachusetts

Growing Wild helps reverse the loss of biological diversity, foster and protect endangered species and add to the natural beauty of our Commonwealth—right in your own backyard.

Not an MNLA member?

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There are many reasons to join MNLA.

MNLA provides access to green industry speakers on the cutting-edge and up-to-date information. Our dynamic community is made up of folks from all walks of life. Colleagues share advice and insights. Passion for the betterment of our community drives member participation in MNLA. Individual contribution is valued. Get involved! Join a committee or volunteer at an event. Make our industry—and your business—better!

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