May 2009Previous Issues
Professional And Workforce Development
Garden centres go proactive
LO’s Garden Centre sector group recently allocated resources to be sure its members use Green for Life to full advantage.
New online tool helps evaluate environmental practices
Green industry members can now take part in a short self-assessment survey to see how their environmental practices measure up.
HRTC tax credit and YOU!
Many questions surround the Home Renovation Tax Credit and how it pertains to the landscape industry.
Father and son buy Stam Nurseries
Gerwin and Gerrit Bouman have announced that they have taken over the business operation of Stam Nurseries.
LO Trial Garden size, scope and participation grows
The trial gardens at LO will double in size this year, but that’s not the only change that will occur in the project.
Industry pioneer passes
Landscape Ontario lost an industry pioneer on Mon., Apr. 13, 2009. Harry Bakker, founder of Maple Leaf Nurseries, passed away at the age of 76.
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Beth Edney honoured with Skills Canada Award
Beth Edney, a member of LO’s board of directors and chair of the Landscape Design sector group, is the recipient of the Glen Beatty Award.
Chapter celebrates Earth Day by greening school yard
Landscape Ontario’s Waterloo Chapter celebrated Earth Day, Apr. 22, by supporting a school yard greening project at Kitchener’s J. W. Gerth Public School in Doon South.
Established landscaper moves business into new era
While the present economic situation may scare many business people, it has inspired Doug Mooder to move his operation in a new direction.
Pesticide collection this fall
A three-day province-wide collection program of obsolete pesticides is planned for this fall.
Health and safety inspection blitz in June
For the second year in a row, the Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) is conducting a health and safety inspection blitz of workplaces where young workers (age 15-24) and newly assigned workers of any age are employed.
Industry members negotiate through Ontario pesticide ban
Confusion is evident as industry members negotiate their way through Bill 64, Cosmetic Pesticide Ban Act.
Cuddy Gardens helping students
In October 2007, Fanshawe College received an incredible gift, a living legacy in memory of A.M. “Mac” Cuddy.
Georgian Lakelands assists food bank and LO’s image
Members of the Georgian Lakelands Chapter helped the Barrie area food bank, while creating a positive image of LO.
Unique garden tour set for London this summer
The London Chapter has announced plans to conduct its first annual Gardens of Distinction Tour on July 11.
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