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Membership in MNLA is a cost-effective way to keep your business growing. 

By providing timely education opportunities, industry and governmental information, media representation, product and industry research, professional certification, and a host of other business and personal benefits, MNLA works to ensure that our members are able to offer their customers the latest and greatest nursery and landscape products and services.


“The MNLA is such a great and positive association and I'm proud to be a part of it!”

—Dan Zima MCH, Longmeadow Country Club, Longmeadow, MA


MNLA 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.

MNLA enables members to expand their industry knowledge and skills. We offer our members regular opportunities to update and increase their knowledge of the latest trends, issues, products, and services in the green industry. Educational programs include Industry Conferences, Classes and Workshops, Field Days, Issue Forums, Site Visits and Tours, as well as the renowned and respected Massachusetts Certified Horticulturist (MCH) Certification Program.

MNLA advances the interests of its members. By staying abreast of legislation that could impact our members, we keep them informed and make sure that the voices of nursery and landscape professionals and green industry business owners like you are heard at the state house and beyond.

MNLA is where environmental horticulture professionals meet. Our events provide excellent professional networking opportunities. Many of our functions, courses, and meetings not only provide members with the most relevant and cutting edge information, they also provide the perfect opportunities for industry professionals to make new contacts, exchange ideas, and explore business possibilities.


Other benefits include:

Information & Resources

  • Access to the National Plant Diagnostic Network
  • Subscription to MNLA’s comprehensive quarterly magazine, Pro Grow News
  • Plants for Outdoor Living, Pocket Guides, and other publications
  • MNLA product line “Grow with a Pro” fertilizers and grass seeds, specially formulated for Massachusetts environments and offered to members only at preferred pricing

Marketing & Business Development

  • Opportunity for online marketing through the MNLA website and sponsored events
  • Downloadable, customizable and ready-to-print marketing materials
  • Sponsorship and advertising opportunities to promote your business
  • Member plaques to demonstrate your credibility to your customers
  • Consumer-focused campaigns promoting home gardening and environmental awareness

Education & Certification 

  • UMass Extension “Green School” Partnership with the leading edge educators in the industry to keep you and your employees at the top of your game
  • Opportunity for you and your employees to earn the distinction of becoming a Massachusetts Certified Horticulturist, bringing credibility to yourself and your business
  • Invitations to join great industry related seminars as a volunteer leader, giving you business exposure and credibility

Legislative Advocacy

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

Business & Personal

  • Networking at MNLA’s annual Great Ideas Summer conference and MNLA Annual Meeting Luncheon
  • Comprehensive Farm Family Insurance program
  • 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

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Rena Sumner, Executive Director

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