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Mike Hildebrand, owner of James River Nurseries, will be on a panel of experts to discuss how you can expand the functional space of your home by creating outdoor living spaces. 

The event, hosted by the Virginia Tech College of Argriculture and Life Sciences Alumni Organization, Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Hahn Horticulture Garden, is open to the public and will be held Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 7 PM - 8 PM.

Mike will be joined by Steve Grigg, former owner of Grigg Design and Scott Douglas, Director of the Hahn Horticulture Garden.  During the presentation, they will share examples of outdoor living spaces as well as discuss areas in the Garden that illustrate design elements you could incorporate into your own landscape.

To register for this event, please go to:
Bringing the Inside Out

James River Nurseries recently received a Safety Recognition Award for "No Vehicle Accidents, No Injuries or Illnesses, No Days Away from Work," from the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP).  The program reflects NALP's dedication to creating and maintaining safe work environments in the the lawn and landscape industry and is designed to reward those companies that consistently demonstrate their commitment to safety.

Companies that enter NALP's Safety Recognition Awards Program are required to submit a copy of their OSHA 300A Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses report and their year-end vehicle insurance claims summary report.  These reports are used in determining award recipients.

The National Association of Landscape Professionals represent an industry that employs nearly 1 million landscape, lawn care, irrigation and tree care professionals who create and maintain healthy green spaces for the benefit of society and environments.

Here at James River Nurseries, workplace safety is an integral part of our business strategy, and it's gratifying to be recognized by our peers for our record of safety.

James River Nurseries was proud to sponsor the first BizSense Home Run Derby.

The event, held August 26th at the Diamond, was created to give participants an afternoon of Home Run Derby fun.  It included twelve local businesses, each sending two batters to the plate to take their shot at being crowned Home Run Derby winner.

As an organization full of sports fans, this slugfest was right up our alley!  When approached to see if we would be interested in sponsoring the event, of course, we couldn't resist.

We not only chose to be a sponsor, but we also had two employees, JT & Noah, who wanted to participate in the event.  We're proud to say that JT took 2nd place overall in the event.  Way to go, JT!

We'd like to express our gratitude to Richmond BizSense and the Flying Squirrels for allowing JRN to participate in such a fun and uplifting event, and congratulate Ethan Hamill from the Shamin Hotel team for winning the Home Run Derby.  Great job, Ethan!

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IF there was a cherry tree, and IF a young George Washington took his hatchet to his father's cherry tree, and IF, when confronted by his father about such act George proclaimed, "I cannot tell a lie; I did cut it with my hatchet," then it would have taken place at Ferry Farm, the historic homesite of George Washington.

The story of the cherry tree is reportedly a myth put forth by Mason Lock Weems, an American author, in order to demonstrate the integrity of the Father of Our Country.  What is not a myth is Ferry Farm itself.

George Washington's boyhood homesite, also known as Ferry Farm, is located in Stafford County, Virginia.  In 2008 archaeologist found remains of the home (which had been damaged during a fire in 1740) and in 2015, the George Washington Foundation began construction of an interpretive replica of his boyhood home in order to create an "interactive and hands-on experience for all ages, where visitors can experience what life was like in the eighteenth century."

"The construction of the Washington house on its archaeological footprint is part of the transformative first phase of the multi-year venture to physically develop George Washinton's Ferry Farm into an outdoor living museum.  This phase will also include reconstructing the kitchen and outbuildings, and recreating period landscape."

James River Nurseries was proud to be selected hardscape contractor to refurbish the pathways located within Ferry Farm.  Additionally, we were grateful to be in a position to make a donation to the George Washington Foundation.

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We're proud to announce Justice Schlemmer, a valued employee, has earned the credential of Landscape Industry Certified Exterior Technician (category: landscape installation) from the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP).

For over 20 years the "Landscape Industry Certified" designation has been a "way for those in the industry to distinguish themselves and prove they have the skills and expertise customers are looking for."  This is a "broad but powerful distinction for individuals who have taken their experience, skills and desire for excellence to the next level by studying, testing and becoming certified."

Thank you, Justice, for going the extra mile in demonstrating your commitment & dedication to our industry!  We applaud your effort in achieving this designation.  Way to go!