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Benefits of MNLA membership

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 the following benefits to you and your green industry colleagues.

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Affinity Programs

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

  • SBGA = Gain Access to Essential Business Solutions & Save $$'s. Read how SBGA can help with fraudulent charges and how it could affect your business. SBGA has been a long-standing member of many professional business organizations, and has helped hundreds of thousands of members find ways to improve and grow their businesses with essential programs for electronic payments, payroll services, web management, capital funding, discounted shipping, accounting solutions, and business management systems.

  • 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.


Professionalism & Networking

  • 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 Great Ideas Summer conference and MNLA Annual Meeting Luncheon.

  • Connection to MNLA as one of the four major New England Grows sponsors.


Business Benefits 

  • MNLA Woody Plants Pocket Guide.

  • MNLA Hometown Guide marketing piece.

  • Comprehensive Farm Family Insurance program.

  • Plants for Outdoor Living marketing publications.

  • Member plaques 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.


Knowledge & Awareness

  • New England Economic Impact Study – $4.6 billion and growing.

  • 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.


Industry Certification 

  • 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.

  • MCH Day Luncheon and Outing.


Education & Training 

  • 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, 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 Partnership with the leading edge educators in the industry.

  • Access to the UMass Extension Green School to keep you and your employees at the top of your game.


Legislative Advocacy 

  • 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.