October 12, 2021
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Landscape Ontario recently released its annual offering of off-season training sessions via the association’s Professional Development Seminar Guide 2021-2022.


A PDF version of the guide is available for download by visiting horttrades.com/seminars


With a new graphical chart based layout, the guide includes a listing of more than 50 in-person sessions for all levels of landscape and horticulture professionals — from entry-level workers to seasoned business owners. Most sessions are held at the newly-renovated Landscape Ontario home office in Milton, Ont., with a selection of titles also offered in various regions across the province. 


Some of the new sessions this year include: How to Build a Happy, Productive Team (Feb. 22); Mastering Commercial Vehicle Laws and the Roadside Inspection (Mar. 7 or 9); Nematodes (Mar. 19); Creating Containers that Perform (Mar. 11). Popular favourites will also return, such as: Chainsaw Training (multiple dates); Skid Steer Certification Training (multiple dates); as well as many irrigation, maintenance, design and business development titles. 


In-person sessions run from February to April and cost $138 for an LO member or $264 for a non-member unless indicated otherwise.


Online professional development continues to expand, and the guide lists more than 60 one-hour online sessions on a wide range of topics, including: vegetable garden design, lighting, soil and drainage, invasive species and more. 


Online sessions will run from November 25 to March 30 and cost $45 for LO members, and $60 for  non-members.


Due to public health guidelines, class sizes are smaller and health and safety protocols have been implemented with participant health and safety top of mind. 


Those who register before Dec. 31, 2021 for any titles held Jan. 1 through to April 2022 will automatically receive a 10 per cent discount.