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Awards & Certifications

2011   Grand Environmental Award for Community Service from WALP: Mill Creek Veterans’ Monument design •Grand Environmental Award for Unique Project from WALP: Eldred Residence

2010   NW Flower & Garden Show awarded NW Bloom with a GOLD medal for the “A Family’s Little Farm in the City” show garden created in partnership with Seattle Tilth •Sunset Magazine Western Living Award •Pacific Horticulture Magazine Award •425 Magazine Editors Choice Award •American Horticultural Society Environmental Award •Ethel Moss People’s Choice Award & the Arbor Eden Gala Choice Award

2009   Environmental Award of Distinction for residential design/build from WALP (Bemis Residence)

2008   The Governor’s Award for Sustainable Practices – from the WA State Dept of Ecology •Environmental Excellence Award from WSNLA

2007   Environmental Award of Distinction for residential design/build from WALP (Guiberson Residence) •Environmental Award of Merit for Unique Project from WALP (Park Shore 15th floor rooftop garden) •Pacific Horticulture magazine awarded NW Bloom with its medal at the NW Flower & Garden Show •NW Flower & Garden Show awarded NW Bloom with a SILVER medal for the “Holistic Retreat” show garden

2006   Northwest Flower & Garden Show awarded NW Bloom with a GOLD medal for the “Circle of Life” show garden

2002   Envirostars (Snohomish County) awarded NW Bloom with a 5 star rating (highest)

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NW Bloom is a leader in the landscape industry, teaching workshops and writing articles for other professionals while also keeping current certifications, and being a member of several trade organizations.

  • WSNLA – Washington State Landscape Association
  • Northwest Ecobuilding Guild
  • CPH Certified Professional Horticulturalist
  • WALP – Washington Association of Landscape Professionals
  • ISA – International Society of Arboriculture (Certified Arborist & Hazardous Tree Assessor)
  • COOL – Coalition of Organic Landscape Professionals
  • APLD Association of Professional Landscape Designers
  • OSU – Oregon State University Permaculture Design Certification