What is a NCNLA Honorary Member?
Generally a retired industry professional, an NCNLA Honorary Member is selected by the NCNLA Board of Directors in recognition for their lifetime contribution or achievement in the nursery and landscape industry.
The Honorary Member receives free NCNLA membership for life, and free admittance to all NCNLA events.
Congratulations to Doug Clark, of C&G Nursery, recipient of the Honorary Membership for 2015
Doug was recognized for his:
- Dedication and service to the green industry since early childhood in the 1950s to today at the family’s over 1800 acre nursery.
- His smart business tactics and willingness to adapt when he saw the need to diversify his nursery stock; he added more varieties of plants and also began a shipping company.
- His commitment to growing quality trees and shrubs at C&G Nursery for over half a century, and willingness to take risks on the introduction of new plants and production practices.
Past Honorary Member Award Winners:
2014 ~ Larry & Jane Edwards, Turtle Creek Nursery
2013 ~ Ted Bilderback, JC Raulston Arboretum
Bryce Lane, NC State University
2012 ~ Randy Hefner, Hefner's Nursery
Richard Currin, Currin's Nursery
Linda Bailey, Piney Ridge Nursery
2011 ~ Tom Gilmore, Gilmore Plant & Bulb
Hayden Beatty, Gilmore Plant & Bulb
Jim Patterson, Patterson's Nursery
2010 ~ Rex McDonald, McDonald's Nursery