2015 Update to Economic Survey
Published on March 5
2015 update to “The Economic Impact of Rhode Island Plant-based Industries and Agriculture” by Dr. Thomas W. Sproul, Department of Environmental & Natural Resource Economics, University of Rhode Island
See attached PDF files with the updates to the 2012 study and accompanying appendix
Congratulations to this year's Professional Excellence Awards winners!
Published on January 31
Awards were presented at the Winter Meeting Jan. 22, 2015
Residential Landscape Design
First Place – Katherine Field and Associates (Newport) – Ocean Rise, Westerly
Second Place – Garden Endeavors (Swansea, MA) – East Side Duplex, Providence
Third Place – Katherine Field and Associates (Newport) – Cape Cod House, Harwichport, MA
Residential Landscape Installation
First Place – Landscape Creations of Rhode Island (South Kingstown) – Shelter Harbor Residence, Westerly
Second Place (tie) – DVL Landscape Architecture (Block Island) – Parsons Pool Area, Block Island
Second Place (tie) – Landscape Creations of Rhode Island (South Kingstown) – East Greenwich Residence
Honorable Mention – Staton’s Landscaping Inc. (Warren) – The Wickford House / Silvia Residence, Wickford
Honorable Mention – Landscape Creations of Rhode Island (South Kingstown) – North Stonington, CT Residence
Commercial Landscape Installation
First Place – Landscape Creations of Rhode Island (South Kingstown) – Weekapaug Inn, Westerly
Honorable Mention – Proscape (East Greenwich) – Tockwotten Home, Providence
Residential Landscape Maintenance
First Place – DVL Landscape Architecture (Block Island) – Parsons Residence, Block Island
Second Place – DVL Landscape Architecture (Block Island) – Turco Residence, Block Island
Honorable Mention – Terra Verde (East Greenwich) – Surfside, Narragansett
Residential Hardscape / Masonry
First Place – Landscape Creations of RI (South Kingstown) – Bonnet Shores Residence, Narragansett
Second Place (tie) – DVL Landscape Architecture (Block Island) – Turco Residence, Block Island
Second Place (tie) – Landscape Creations of RI (South Kingstown) – Quonnie Residence, Charlestown
Third Place – Terra Verde / Proscape (East Greenwich) – Gertz Residence, Narragansett
First Place – Woodscapes Inc. (North Scituate) – KRL, Chepachet
Second Place – Scott Hesford Landscaping Inc. (Johnston) – Bluff Restoration, Jamestown
Other / Specialty
First Place – Garden Endeavors (Swansea, MA) – Hillside Spring Display, Newport
2014 Professional Excellence Awards
Published on July 25
It's back! This year's Professional Excellence Awards will have a special "Grand Prize."
So get out your camera and take photos of projects you're working on -- or have completed within the last 5 years.
No matter what size business you work in or what your specialty is, RINLA has just the place to showcase your talents and help you get free exposure for your business throughout the year and show off the great work you do.
We have also separated the Design/Installation into two separate categories:
Landscape Design - for projects your firm has designed
Landscape Installation - for projects your firm has installed
Remember - you have to enter to be eligible to win!
Click link below for entry form:
2014 Green Market Festival
Published on April 29
Join us for the 3rd annual Green Market Festival on Sunday, Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Farmer's Daughter and Landscape Creations of RI, 715-716 Mooresfield Road (Route 138), South Kingstown, RI.
This year's event will be bigger and better than ever, with activities for the whole family including Hands on Demonstrations ~ Family Fun Activities, Exhibits & Vendors ~ Live Music ~ Learn from the Experts ~ Green Businesses ~ Great Food ~ Big Nazo Puppets ~ Story Telling ~ BoldrDash
In "Learn from the Experts" landscape professionals will offer workshops on a variety of topics -- stay tuned for a complete listing once the schedule is finalized!
There is ample free on-site parking. Admission costs $10 adults / $5 age 12-18 / under 12 Free / $25 max. per family (4+)
New this year will be BoldrDash,New England’s premiere military-style obstacle course race that tests your strength and stamina with obstacles designed to meet all fitness levels – elite to beginner. There will be two separate courses, one for adults and another for children. Stay tuned for registration information for BoldrDash.
If you would like to participate with a display booth, download the form below - Registration deadline is July 18 with an early registration discount before June 20:
If you would like to participate as a sponsor, download the form below:
2014 RI Home Show
Published on April 3
Tour the Edible Landscape created by members of the RI Nursery & Landscape Association. For a list of plants displayed in the garden:
Green Market Festival 2013 Follow-up
Published on August 16
It was a perfect day on Sun., Aug. 11 for our 2nd annual Green Market Festival. Exhibitors and participants alike had a great time - and there was something for everyone, with lots of good information, activities for young & old alike and delicious food.
With even more attendees this year - and lots of family-oriented activities, we would call this event a great success!
Mark your calendars for Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 for the 3rd annual Green Market Festival
We're especially appreciative of our sponsors who helped make the festival possible with both monetary and in-kind donations. Click the link below to view a list of our sponsors and their contact information:
Exhibitors and Sponsors 2013 Green Market Festival.pdf
4 Page Summary of the RI Economic Impact Study
Published on April 16
2013 Green Market Festival
Published on March 15
2013 Green Market Festival
Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Farmer’s Daughter & Landscape Creations of RI, 715 & 716 Mooresfield Road (Rte. 138), South Kingstown, RI
Celebrate the Best of Rhode Island’s Green Traditions
The Green Market Festival will offer something for everyone and will showcase the best of Rhode Island's green traditions!
At the interactive exhibits you can:
- Learn what it feels like to be an arborist by being hoisted up a tree or in a bucket truck
- Discover how to install a backyard native plant habitat while learning how to clean and plant native seeds
- Play golf on a putting green just like one you would find on a RI certified green golf course!
- And more!
You’ll find vendors offering a full range of horticultural and agricultural products … plus demonstration and educational exhibits, with something of interest for every age group.
There will be food and activities throughout the day...even some music to liven things up!
Come join the fun! Bring a friend! Bring your family!
Ample on-site parking.
Admission: $10 adults / $5 for ages 12 to 18 / under 12 FREE / $25 for a family of 4 or more
Sponsored by Rhode Island Nursery & Landscape Association and Rhode Island Nursery & Landscape Institute a 501(c)(3) organization
View a list of participants and events by clicking the link below:
View the 2013 Green Market Festival poster here:
Economic Survey Final White Paper
Published on February 27
Economic Survey Final White Paper
Green Market Festival 2012 Follow-up
Published on August 31
Click on the link below to access a PDF file with contact information for the exhibitors and vendors at RINLA's recent Green Market Festival held on Aug. 12.