April 2008Previous Issues
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Prosperity wears many hats
At LO’s Annual General meeting in January, past president Bob Tubby reflected on the theme he chose for his presidency and how it can span out to benefit the entire green industry.
Free publicity in the Toronto Star
Elaine Carey, author of the weekly Landscape 101 column in the Toronto Star, reminds LO members to take photos of their projects this year, so they can be featured in the paper.
McCloskey International open house
McCloskey International of Peterborough held a recent open house at its Peterborough manufacturing plant.
Changes to Certified Horticultural Technician program
The CHT installation and maintenance programs will see major changes take place before our next 2008 evaluation days, scheduled for July 17-18 in Milton, Aug. 14-15 in Kemptville (Ottawa), and Sept. 25-26 in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
LO office greens up its act
An important part of going green is telling your story to others, so they may recognize what you are trying to accomplish. Perhaps they may learn from you, and, most importantly, hold you accountable.
Sustainable plans for environmental stewardship committee
Green is the new black. But, if horticulture is the original green industry, we’re not doing a very good job of telling people about it. LO created its environmental stewardship committee to help spread the good word, but recognize that first we need to get our house in order before we promote our green message to the public.
LO Provincial Board highlights
The following is a report on the Provincial Board meeting held Oct. 24, 2007 at the LO home office in Milton.
Human resource development manager position open at LO
With the approaching retirement of Terry Murphy, Landscape Ontario is looking to fill the position of professional and human resource development manager (PHRDM).
Many contribute to success of LO’s management training efforts
This winter, LO organized over 50 business management seminars to help members prepare for the Certified Landscape Professional evaluations.
Niagara Parks Commission receives Ontario Parks Award
The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) is pleased to have received the Ontario Parks Association’s (OPA) Protecting Tomorrow Today award.
Funding announced for women in horticulture
A special pre-apprenticeship program for horticultural technicians will provide an opportunity for women, thanks to provincial funding from the Ontario Women’s Directorate.
Canadale wins perennial marketing contest
Congratulations to Canadale Nurseries of St. Thomas, winner of the North American-wide 2007 Perennials Marketing Contest, sponsored by Plant Publicity Holland and the Perennial Plant Association.
Pick Ontario launched with free flower giveaway
To raise awareness of both the variety and quality of flowers produced by Ontario growers, Flowers Canada (Ont.) inc. launched their new Pick Ontario campaign with a free floral giveaway at Union Station in Toronto.
We regret to announce that Diana Snow, from Artemis Landscaping, passed away on Jan. 24, 2007, after a long illness.
MTO safety rodeo is a first
Landscape Ontario and the Ministry of Transportation have scheduled a truck and trailer inspection day at the LO home office in Milton on Thurs., April 24.
New National Occupational Standards nearing completion
The CNLA, through the Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council (CAHRC), is nearing completion of an updated National Occupational Standard (NOS) for ‘Landscape Horticulturalist’.
Commodity Group Updates
GreenTrade Expo 2008 a success!
The Ottawa Chapter is pleased to report another great industry event, GreenTrade Expo 2008.
Profit Builder’s Day – presented by The Big Backyard Show
We were proud to have presented two absolutely outstanding business presentations at GreenTrade Expo.
Algonquin student chapter learns from LO professionals
First- and second-year students from Algonquin College’s Horticulture Program and ten students from Kemptville College celebrated Landscape Ontario Student Day on Tues., Mar. 18.
Ottawa honours Sheila James
For more years than most of us can count, Sheila James of the Farm Safety Association has been standing behind our eastern Ontario Landscape Ontario members to help them run safe and profitable businesses.
Contractors learn from talented designers
The contractors’ commodity group held its annual Landscape Lecture series on February 19, at the Toronto Botanical Garden.
OMAFRA Nursery-Landscape Report
High School Horticulture