Greenworks announces annual, industry awards

Green Works/Vermont Nursery and Landscape Association named the winners of the 2014 Annual Awards and Industry Award Programs at the recent 2015 Green Works Winter Meeting & Trade Show held on Jan. 27 at the UVM Davis Center. A panel of industry professionals and landscape architects met in January 2015. Projects were judged according to difficulty, proper horticultural practices, craftsmanship, and contributions to the quality of sustainability to the environment.

Gabe Bushey, Church Hill Landscapes, Inc. of Charlotte

2014 NENA Young Nursery Professional of the Year Award

Established by the New England Nursery Association, this Annual Award’s purpose is to reward, to honor, and to encourage participation, achievement, and growth by an individual who is involved in a related horticultural industry and has not reached the age of 40 years, who has shown involvement in his or her state and/or regional nurserymen’s association, has contributed to the growth and success of their company of employment and has portrayed an image to the public of what our products and services can do for them.

2014 Horticultural Achievement Award
David Loysen – Shaw Hill Nursery, Stowe, VT

2014 Environmental Awareness Award
Rebecca Lindenmeyr – Linden L.A.N.D. Group, Shelburne, VT

2014 Retailer of the Year Award
Walker Farms – Karen & Jack Manix, Dummerston, VT

2014 Allen B. Crane Horticultural Employee Acknowledgement Award

Betsy Gritman – Glebe Mountain Gardens & Landscaping, Londonderry, VT

2015 UVM Student Merit Award

Donald Keith, III

2015 VTC Student Merit Award

Oliver Zeichner

2014 Industry Awards Program

Exceeds Excellence Award

Broadleaf Landscape Architecture, Waitsfield, VT (Large Scale Residential Design – Mountain Retreat)

Honor Award

Sarah Stradtner – Distinctive Landscaping, Charlotte, VT (Large Scale Residential Design – Contemporary Outdoor Living)

Honor Award

Andrew Newton & Mike Vannostrand and diStefano Landscaping, Jericho, VT (Large Scale Residential Build – Spear Street Residence)

Honor Award

Caroline Dudek – Landshapes, Richmond, VT (Special Project – Shelburne Swimming Pond)

Exceeds Excellence Award

Chris diStefano – diStefano Landscaping, Jericho, VT (Commercial Build – Top Notch Resort)

 Honor Award

George Wohlgemuth Landscapes, Woodstock, VT (Small Scale Residential Build – Infinity Pool)

Merit Award

Nate Carr – Church Hill Landscapes, Inc. , Charlotte, VT (Small Scale Residential Build – Burlington Driveway)

Honor Award

Silvia Jope – Old World Garden Design, Burlington, VT (Small Scale Residential Design – Backyard Transformation)

Small Scale Residential Design

Lisa Boege – Church Hill Landscapes, Inc. , Charlotte, VT

Richmond Terraced Garden Room – Honor Award

Charlie Proutt – Distinctive Landscaping , Charlotte, VT

Small Scale Residential Design – An Artful Makeover

Honor Award