Get involved with mlp

The Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals (MLP) is the only professional trade association in Massachusetts specifically created to serve the landscape contracting industry. Its membership includes more than 400 owners, managers and key personnel from the state’s leading landscape construction, maintenance, and lawn care companies, as well as other allied green industry professionals. For more than 50 years, MLP has elevated the professional standards and business success of its members through education, certification, advocacy and networking.

Commercial suppliers join MLP as Associate Members. Annual membership dues support MLP and its mission of industry education, safety training, professional standards, workforce development, and consumer outreach.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

MLP offers the following opportunities allowing you to reach hundreds of the most experienced landscape professionals in MA and surrounding areas, while underscoring your support for MLP and its mission of industry education, professional standards, and consumer awareness.

MLP SUMMER GET-TOGETHER :  $600 members / $850 non-members
Offered every year in mid-August at a local nursery

This informal gathering is typically hosted by a local nursery on a summer evening in mid-August. Attendance ranges from 100-150 landscape professionals who enjoy nursery tours, hands-on educational workshops, and a barbecue dinner. Hardgoods suppliers only are invited to sponsor. Once approved, sponsorship entitles your company to recognition via print, digital media, and signage; two admission tickets; a display area at the event and a post event attendee list.

MLP BUSINESS SEMINAR, WORKSHOPS & BBQ LUNCH: $600 members / $850 non-members
Offered every year in September at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, MA

Held at beautiful Tower Hill Botanical Garden in Boylston, MA, this seminar is specifically designed to address and explore the risk areas faced by landscape company employers, while also offering participants critical problem-solving strategies. Valuable business connections are made during the seminar for this select group of 100+ landscape company owners & managers. Key personnel join the group for the networking lunch and a series of hands-on workshops in the afternoon, bringing attendance up to approximately 150 participants. There is a range of great sponsorship opportunities at this event and space is limited. Please contact MLP for details.

EDUCATIONAL DINNER MEETINGS: $600 members / $850 non-members
Offered 5 times per year at Ken's Steak House in Framingham, MA

The MLP offers five dinner meetings per year with attendance ranging from 100-150 landscape professionals. Sponsorship at each meeting is exclusive and entitles your company to recognition via print and digital media, two admission/dinner tickets, a display table at the meeting and an opportunity to briefly address the group.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT:  $500 members / $750 non-members

Lack of qualified labor is an industry-wide crisis and MLP has set workforce development as their top priority for 2018. MLP’s Workforce Development Task Force is compromised of industry leaders and influential educators. The goal of this newly formed group is to collaborate with allied organizations to bring new thinking, effective programs, and practical tools to help grow the workforce in Massachusetts. Your financial support will go a long way in helping us reach our goal. In return, MLP will recognize your company as a partner in this important initiative on every front: at meetings and events, in publications, on social media, and more.

PLANT ID BOOT CAMP: $300 members / $550 non-members
Held twice a year in fall and spring

From botanical terminology to plant characteristics and features, this authoritative primer lays the foundation for identifying plants most commonly found in the New England landscape. Popular instructor Nicole Forsyth, MCLP of Norfolk Aggie typically leads this fast-paced review. 50-75 green industry professionals attend the two-hour workshop. Sponsorship is exclusive and entitles your company to recognition via print and digital media, two admission tickets, a display table at the workshop and an opportunity to briefly address the group.

NEWSLETTER SPOTLIGHT: $300 members / $550 non-members

Showcase your company’s equipment, products and services with a “Sponsor Spotlight” article in MLP’s newsletter, distributed quarterly in both print and digital to MLP members.

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NEWSLINE is the official publication of MLP.  Circulation is to all members, with both hard copy and electronic versions made available.  MLP members and non-members may advertise in the NEWSLINE publication on an annual (4-issue) basis, as well as add their logo to the MLP website pages.  To review the ad rate and spec sheet, please click below: 




To sign up as an Associate Member of MLP, or to learn more about the benefits of sponsorship, please contact Kristen Dreyer or Carrie Martin at or at (508) 653-3320.