July 15, 2009
PLANET, the national Professional Landcare Network that serves lawn care professionals, landscape management contractors, design/build/installation professionals and interior plantscapers in the U.S., has announced a “re-energized interest and support of the interior plantscape segment of the green industry” through the funding of Green Plants For Green Buildings (GPGB) and involvement in the formation and leadership of the Interiorscape Industry Coalition (IIC).

The IIC was formed as a result of an interiorscape industry summit held in November 2008 and consists of representatives from across the U.S. and Canada. Landscape Ontario is the lone Canadian representative on the IIC. The organization is leading the charge to increase awareness of interior plantscapes, raise industry professionalism, and promote the inclusion of plants in the interior environment through collaborative efforts with participating organizations.

The June issue of PLANET News — Interior contains an article about the IIC. Both Stephen Schell, LO Interiorscape sector group president, and Sally Harvey, LO’s manager of education and labour development, appear in the photo and within the article. To see the magazine go to http://landcarenetwork.org/planetFile/pdfs/PNI/PNI-09-06.pdf.