For the last 2 months, LINLA has been working hard behind the scenes to get the green light to grow, plant and maintain landscapes. Through letters and emails, calls and Zoom meetings, we were making the case that;
- Our industry carries a Low Risk of transmitting the virus,
- and that Horticulture is a safe way to support mental well being.
The support of NYSDAM and ESD was key to this success and we thank them for their hard work on our behalf.
At the same time Suffolk County officials reached out to LINLA, LIFB, CCE and LIFG to develop a plan to safely Re-Open the industry. We will continue to finalize that plan.