Green industry honors Parmenter at State Fair

Picture perfect: Jerry Parmenter, right, owner of Elemental Landscapes, poses with Dale Tuttle, president of the New York State Nursery and Landscape Association after Parmenter won two awards at the state fair. Parmenter is holding the winner for “Garden Structures and Pavements, under $10,000” and Tuttle is holding the winner for $10,000 to $25,000.

Landscape designers from across New York competed in Syracuse during this summer’s state fair. Jerrry Parmenter, of New Scotland, entered two categories and won both.

The New York State Nursery and Landscape Association’s Environmental Beautification Award program is designed to highlight excellence and quality in landscape design and construction as well as foster goodwill through friendly competition.

President Dale Tuttle called the winners “the best and brightest in their fields.”

Parmenter of Elemental Landscapes, based out of Voorheesville, won in “Garden Structures and Pavements, under $10,000” and “Garden Structures and Pavements, $10,000 to $25,000.”

The award-winning designs will be featured in NYSNLA’s publications, including the Fall issue of their quarterly magazine, Nursery Lines. More information on the program and on the winning projects is available on the NYSNLA website at www.nysnla.com.

NYSNLA represents over 500 nursery and landscape firms and their employees. The Association provides a certified training program and education days, quarterly magazine and regular membership communications, conferences and trade shows.

More News

Robert Delaney, who for decades has battled blazes as a volunteer firefighter, is now battling cancer.

RENSSELAERVILLE — After spending the summer as an Odum intern at the Huyck Preserve in the Helder

John McCullen, 50, of Altamont, failed standard field sobriety tests and later registered a blood alcohol content of .18, the according to a release from the district attorney's office.