On January 11, 2018, the Virginia Agribusiness Council hosted the 47th Annual Legislative Appreciation Banquet and we're excited to share the news that we received the "Special Recognition of an Agribusiness" award.
The reason we're excited to share this news is because we have such tremendous respect for the Virginia Agribusiness Council and the members that make it such a strong and infuential organization. For them to recognize us a company worthy of their award creates a great sense of pride for everyone here at James River Nurseries.
Here's just a little about the vision, mission and core values of the Virginia Agribusiness Council:
Vision A Thriving Agribusiness Community for Future Generations
Mission To Represent Virginia Agribusiness with a Unified Voice
Core Values Advance the business interests of agriculture and forestry producers, processors, manufactures, retailers, and suppliers. Respect the views of all members and seek consensus based on proven facts and science. Facilitate solutions by engaging participants on both sides of an issue. Serve as a reliable and credible resource on matters related to our industry. Adhere to the intrinsic values of rural communities. Employ the highest standards of integrity, professionalism, and excellence.
At James River Nurseries, we know that dealing with slopes and variant grades are just part of the job. And coming up with creative solutions to handle those challenges are also part of the job.
Depending on the desired look and feel, we can offer a wide range of possible solutions. From retaining walls to built-in terraces or tiers, to landscape designs that provide maximum beauty with minimal maintenance, our design team can create a unique look for your property.
Here is just one example of how we dealt with a client's sloped yard:
James River Nurseries recently began landscaping a new facility for the Goochland Free Clinic & Family Services (GFCFS), a nonprofit organization whose sights are set on making life a little easier for those in need.
Located at 3001 River Road West, this 20,000 square foot building will allow the GFCFS to bring all of their operations under one roof. To date, they have been operating out of three separate locations.
At James River Nurseries, we love the stories about projects we're invited to work on, and there's no better story than one that involves giving back to the community.
The GFCFS mission is noble, "to provide access to health care and basic human services to Goochland County residents who are in need of assistance," and their vision admirable, "for all Goochland residents to thrive physically, emotionally and socially."
They help with food, medical care, medical transportation, mental health care, dental care, clothes, case management, financial assistance, critical home repair, emergency housing, as well as domenstic and sexual violence.
At James River Nurseries, we're big believers in giving back to the community and respect those who choose to do the same. The GFCFS embodies the philosophy of giving back and we wish them the best as they continue to support the residents of Goochland County.
James River Nurseries would like to congratulate our friends over at Capital Trees for being awarded The Garden Club of America's Zone Civic Improvement Commendation at the 2017 Zone VII Meeting. The award was presented by Albemarle Garden Club member Carol Carter, First Vice Chairman of The GCA Conservation Committee at the awards banquet held on October 25 at the Forsyth Country Club.
This award recognizes "outstanding commitment and accomplishments in transforming, through community collaboration, some of Richmond's urban landscapes into beautiful, green environmentally enhanced public spaces."
Here at James River Nurseries, we too appreciate all the good work Capital Trees does to help beautify our city and it's gratifying to know they're getting the national recognition we believe they deserve. We were honored to work with them on both Great Shiplock Park as well as the Low Line Gardens.