March 2011Previous Issues
Systems For Success
Growers Group Short Course continues its popularity
Nursery growers took advantage of the opportunities at the annual Growers Group Short Course to learn about new research and best practices in the industry.
Employee handbook available for garden centres
The Garden Centre Sector of Landscape Ontario has created a template that all business owners can adopt and modify for their business.
Putting new technology to work for LO
If you know what a Beta player is, or more likely if you owned one (careful, you are showing your age), you may agree that all of this social media stuff is just hype! Or IS it?
Lighting Symposium considered great success
In just its second year, Landscape Ontario’s Lighting Symposium was considered a great success.
Letter To The Editor
London Chapter garden showcased at home show
The London Chapter’s involvement in the 18th annual Lifestyles Show was front and centre this year.
London Chapter meeting attracts 40 members
The February London Chapter meeting attracted over 40 members, who enjoyed a luncheon, followed by two guest speakers.
Ski Day attracts record attendance
Georgian Lakelands Chapter members had what they describe as a fantastic day on the slopes of Alpine Ski Club in Collingwood.
Canada Blooms ready to wow the public
Canada Blooms has become this country’s largest and most prestigious flower and garden festival. The 2011 version promises to build on that standing.
Rittenhouse family in hall of fame
Over 500 people witnessed M.K. Rittenhouse (1884-1980) receive the Niagara Entrepreneur of the Year Historical Hall of Fame Award.
Study looks at invasive plants
A group of international scientists are studying some introduced species that dominate new habitats when native plants should technically have the advantage.
Owner of Verbinnen’s Nursery is founder of charity group helping to feed world’s hungry
Nursery owner, John Verbinnen is the founder of the Ontario Christian Gleaners.
Take a practical approach to prevent workplace violence
When Queen’s Park passed Bill 168 on workplace violence and harassment in 2010, a collective groan rose from landscapers and growers across the province.
OMAFRA Nursery And Landscape Report