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Young Nursery Professionals

NENA’s Young Nursery Professionals Award recognizes, honors and encourages participation, achievement and growth by individuals in the industry who meet the following criteria:

  • has not yet reached the age of 40;
  • has shown involvement in his or her state association;
  • has contributed to the success of his or her company;
  • and has portrayed a positive image of the nursery industry to the public.

Nominations for the awards are made by the individual New England state associations.

Congratulations to the following individuals who were recognized by NENA and their state associations as the 2015 Young Nursery Professionals of the Year:


Dr. Jessica Lubell, Ph.D.
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT


Emily Buck
Plants Unlimited
Rockport, ME


Jeffrey Meola, MCH
Weston Nurseries
Hopkinton, MA

Rhode Island:

Paul Neri, RICH
Shoreline Landscaping
Narragansett, RI


Gabe Bushey
Church Hill Landscapes, Inc.
Charlotte, VT  




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