Did you know that the nursery and landscape industry is the #2 driver of Florida’s economic engine? It’s no surprise that Florida is also home to the nation’s largest state nursery and landscape association — FNGLA.
The Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association’s mission is to promote and protect the interests of Florida’s nursery and landscape industry. And of course, Jenkins is a proud FNGLA member!
FNGLA’s Code of Ethics is promoted and practiced at Jenkins Landscape:
“to deal fairly and justly with our customers and to consistently improve our qualifications and the proficiency of our industry for the advantage of the customers we serve.”
For these reasons, we are pleased and proud to announce that Landscape Foreman Chris Jones recently completed the program considered the industry standard for measuring horticulture knowledge on everything from plant and pest identification to landscape management.
Maintenance Supervisor, Suzie Bubla, recently sat down with Chris for a little Q&A:
Q: How long have you been in the horticultural industry?
A: Four years.
Q: When did you first know that this industry was a good fit for you?
A: Age 5, picking weeds with my Granddad.
Q: Who has influenced you most in your life?
A: My Dad.
Q: What do you like to do on your ‘off time’?
A: Go to the beach.
Q: What do you enjoy about working at Jenkins Landscape?
A: Everyone is friendly.
Q: What did you enjoy most about the FCHP class?
A: Learning about plant biology.
Q: How does being certified add to your value as a team member of Jenkins?
A: It has made me more knowledgeable in this industry which transfers over to helping me in my daily jobs.
During a recent FNGLA program on flowers, a COVID-19-aware member was heard to say…“You’ve heard several sincere, heartfelt salutations lately such as ‘stay safe;’ ‘be careful;’ ‘stay healthy’ …I’d like to add a new, two-word salutation with many benefits: Step Outside!”