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WHAT IS THE NSLGA?
The Nassau Suffolk Landscape Gardeners' Association is a group representing the professionals in the landscape gardening industry. We are dedicated to the education of our members. We distribute current information relevant to our industry. We strive to maintain the respect and obtain the recognition that our profession deserves.
HOW IS THE GROUP ORGANIZED?
The Nassau Suffolk Landscape Gardeners Association is a membership corporation organized under the laws of the State of New York with by-laws that fully delineate the powers, privileges and benefits of its members. Each member of the Association is able to vote for the election of officers and trustees who are in turn responsible to the members. The Association has committees that perform the various functions required of the Association. All of its officers and trustees serve without pay or compensation of any kind.
There are at present three chapters, one in Nassau County, one in Suffolk County and one in W. Nassau/Queens. There exists a coordinating committee called the Executive Board, which coordinates and administers the activities assigned to it by the chapters
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
The Nassau Suffolk Landscape Gardeners Association is one of the most active of its kind in existence. Among other things…
We represent the landscape gardener in matters of vital interest such as consumer affairs laws, pesticide regulations and disposal problems.
We obtain pesticide re-certification credits for monthly meetings and other functions, periodically run the 30 hour, 8 hour course and provide legal contract labels required by DEC.
We publish a monthly newsletter and a bi-annual magazine, the Landscape Gardener, containing news of interest i.e.: membership opinion, non-commercial ads by members, supplier advertisements, and articles pertaining to the industry.
We publish a Hire The Professional brochure, an informational pamphlet of what’s required of you to send with your bills, quotes and contracts.
We run an annual professional conference aimed specifically at the industry with educational sessions and trade show.
If properly licensed and insured for the type of operation the member runs, they may
Participate in the NSLGA telephone referral service.
Display the NSLGA emblem provided by the Association
Use the name and emblem on their stationery or in advertising
The Association provides each member and their immediate family with an insurance policy for blood, hospital equipment rental and a small life policy.
We participate in local flower and garden shows, exhibits and similar functions with the aim of promoting the image of the professional landscape gardener in the eyes of the consumer.
We contribute to turf and ornamental research, exhibits and similar functions to the industry.
Annual scholarships are given to students in the horticulture field.
We have dinner meetings, dinner dances, an annual golf outing and other social functions.