The Delaware Nursery & Landscape Association, DNLA, supports the green industry in Delaware. We provide practical support, education, and advocacy to our members.
The Delaware nursery and landscape industry is truly a GREEN industry with the environment central to its existence. The DNLA is at the heart of that industry. We promote environmentally sensitive landscape policies to our members and assist the Delaware Cooperative Extension in educating homeowners about sustainable landscaping. We have worked to develop appropriate drought restrictions that preserve existing plants and conserve water appropriately in the event of a drought. Through the DNLA Plants of the Year Program, the Association promotes great plants that are well-adapted to Delaware’s environment.
Who is part of the green industry?
Environmental horticulture is one of the fastest growing segments of the nation’s agricultural economy – the green industry. The U.S. green industry is comprised of wholesale nursery and sod growers; landscape architects, designers/builders, contractors and maintenance firms; retail garden centers, home centers and mass merchandisers with lawn and garden departments; and marketing intermediaries such as brokers and horticultural distribution centers (re-wholesalers).