June 2009

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Project to research sustainable growing systems

By Francesco Pacelli
One of the biggest challenges is the availability of suitable growing substrates.

Staff member learns first-hand about life in a garden centre

By Stephanie Smith
Staff at Landscape Ontario are all very proud and happy to support our members.

Pathways to Perennials among top ten marketing winners

Pathways to Perennials in Kettleby is a top ten winner in the 2008 Perennials Marketing Contest, sponsored by Plant Publicity Holland and the Perennial Plant Association.

Rachel’s Garden in July Canadian Living

Canadian Living’s August issue, which will be on the newsstands in July, will feature Rachel’s Garden.

Devall tree planted

A 40-foot maple tree is now planted on the grounds of CTV in Agincourt, as a lasting tribute to the career of announcer Dave Devall.

Members win green awards

Two members of Landscape Ontario were honoured during the Green Toronto Awards, handed out on Apr. 23 at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto.

Community comes out for compost

A number of organizations, LO members and local residents came together for a successful compost sale at the Landscape Ontario office in Milton on Sat., May 2.

Ontario Skills competition brings out the best in students

Landscape competition at Ontario Skills.More than 1,600 students from across Ontario competed in over 60 categories at the 20th Ontario Technological Skills Competition at RIM Park in Waterloo on May 4th and 5th.

Willowbrook celebrates 30 years

On May 1, Willowbrook Nurseries, in Fenwick, proudly celebrated its 30th anniversary.

Acclaimed speakers coming to garden centre symposium

Three of the most dynamic presenters of business, sales and marketing in the nursery trades will headline the lineup for the Garden Centre Symposium on Mon., Oct. 19.

Natural playgrounds are a big hit with kids

On May 12, children at the YMCA High Park Child Care Centre, Toronto, enjoyed their play time in a new natural playground, created by LO member Adam Bienenstock.

New conduct guidelines for members

Recently, LO’s bylaw committee revised the Statement of Conduct, Principles and Ethics.

LO’s trade shows among top 50

The magazine Tradeshow Week has named its top 50 trade shows in Canada. Among the shows are LO’s Congress and Garden and Floral Expo.

Fire strikes Martek of Burlington

On May 25, fire destroyed a building that housed Martek Corporation in Burlington.

Alpine welcomes new family member

Miranda and Howard Colcuc of Alpine Nurseries, Niagara-on-the-Lake, have announced the birth of their daughter, Mariska Linette.