May 2008

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Many attend annual open house at Kooy Brothers

Vehicles filled the parking spaces along the side of the street for nearly two kilometres, while a police officer directed traffic created by the many visitors to Kooy Brothers Lawn Equipment’s 2008 open house.

Project promotes balcony garden

Toronto Balconies Bloom aims to increase gardening on balconies as a way to cool the environment, expand local food production and improve visual facades.

Over 20,000 in attendance at RBG’s annual garden show

Although the temperatures outside were summer-like, that didn’t stop over 20,000 people from moving indoors to enjoy the Ontario Garden Show at the Royal Botanical Gardens.

SIMA launches Canadian CSP program

The Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA) is pleased to announce the launch of a Canadian version of the Certified Snow Professional (CSP) program.

Scholarship recipients say thanks for support

Each year, the Ontario Horticultural Trades Foundation (OHTF) announces a number of scholarships, bursaries and awards for high school and post secondary students.

Spring arrives early at Canadale Nurseries

When the owners of Canadale Nurseries found out their local home show wasn’t running this year, they decided to stage it themselves – at their store in St. Thomas!

Redesigned websites help trade show visitors

The trade show department at Landscape Ontario is proud to announce it has re­vamp­ed LO’s show websites.

Greenhouse growers vote to fund consumer promotion

A majority of Ontario’s greenhouse floriculture growers voted to support Flowers Canada (Ontario) as their representative association.

LO Provincial Board highlights

The following is a report on the Provincial Board meeting held Feb. 20, 2008 at the LO home office in Milton.

LO members: SIMA symposium coming to Buffalo

By Jim Monk CSP
As a longtime member of Landscape Ontario, it is an honour for me to represent our region and country in the Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA).