Minnesota Green Expo

This week we will venture north to the Minneapolis Convention Center to attend the Minnesota Green Expo, organized by the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA).  Ten of us will be representing Knecht’s Nurseries and Landscaping this year, networking with other members, attending educational seminars, and visiting with various vendors from equipment dealers to wholesale tree nurseries.  The Green Expo encourages professional and self-improvement through continued education among industry professionals.  These opportunities help us to provide excellent and knowledgeable service, keeping us ahead of the curve within our industry, about our product and for our customers.

What’s up and coming this year?  We can and will keep you posted!

We have great respect for the professionalism and knowledge that the MNLA supports and promotes.  At Knecht’s Nurseries and Landscaping, we take pride in having several employees whom have earned MNLA Certified Professional status. Leif and Deb Knecht, Heidi Brosseau, Jim Westlund and Amy Voight have all achieved this designation.  To uphold their Certified Professional status each must continue their professional improvement through on-going education and service to the industry.  Here are a couple of women we consider totally certifiable (by the MNLA of course). We have seen them both in action and are glad to have them on our team!

Lisa Hemenway joined our retail staff last season.  Originally from Minnesota, she relocated to Oklahoma for a few years to be close to family and has now returned.  She will be renewing her certification this January.

Bernie Emery also joined the retail team last season.  She is finishing her Horticultural Degree from Dakota County Vo-Tech and will be taking the exam this spring with her classmates.  Good Luck Bernie!


Lisa Hemenway and Bernie Emery
Lisa Hemenway and Bernie Emery