June 2009Previous Issues
Professional And Workforce Development
Project to research sustainable growing systems
One of the biggest challenges is the availability of suitable growing substrates.
Staff member learns first-hand about life in a garden centre
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.
GreenTrade Expo awards prizes
GreenTrade Expo has announced prize recipients of the online registration contest.
LO representatives work to help create species at risk legislation
Early in 2006, the Ontario government announced its plan to review and update existing species at risk legislation in response to recommendations made in Ontario’s Biodiversity Strategy.
Province offers incentive to hire summer students
An Ontario government program helps students find a summer job through free job search support and placement services.
Wasps used to detect emerald ash borer
Monitoring the emerald ash borer can be as simple as observing wasps return to their nests with their beetle prey.
Toronto approves green roofs bylaw
The City of Toronto passed a bylaw on May 27 that makes green roofs mandatory on all classes of new buildings.
Speed limiters mandatory on trucks
As of Jan. 1, 2009, most large trucks driven in Ontario are required to use electronic speed limiters that cap speed at 105 kilometres per hour.
Fertilizer act is amended
The Government of Canada has announced an amendment to the regulations that will lengthen the fertilizer and supplement registration period.
Avoid heat stress
Employers and workers are reminded to be aware of the health and safety dangers of heat stress and to protect themselves.
OMAFRA Turf Report
OMAFRA Nursery And Landscape Bulletin