October 2012

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Returning home proves great success for snow symposium

Coming back home proved the right move for the Landscape Ontario Snow and Ice Symposium, held on Sept. 20 at LO’s Milton home office.

Sheridan Nurseries named international Grower of the Year

Landscape Ontario member Sheridan Nurseries won a world title as Grower of the Year.

Team effort steps up to help ALS victim

This month we feature a project that involved a number of members.

LO members show off talent at Planter Box event

As part of the Celebrate Yonge event in Toronto, Landscape Ontario members took over the busiest section along the province’s longest street.

Fun dominates Golden Horseshoe Chicken Roast

Over 200 people enjoyed the 2012 version of the Golden Horseshoe Chapter’s Chicken Roast.

Barbecue again a success for Durham Chapter

It was a great day for a barbecue on Aug. 23, when the Durham Chapter staged its annual barbecue and supplier showcase at Durham College’s Whitby campus.

Chapter golf tournaments in 2012

Summer fun events continue to be help at the local level.

LO nursery growers receive help

Landscape Ontario has announced that Dr. Jeanine West has been hired to support nursery growers in Ontario under the Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP) which funded the boxwood blight project.

Growers visit Norfolk and Elgin operations

An enthusiastic group took part in the 2012 Growers’ Tour, visiting four sites in the counties of Norfolk and Elgin.

Plantscape professionals have new reference tool

Members of the interior plantscape industry have a new reference tool, the Interior Plantscape Reference and Study Manual.

Look for Pro Dev Guide

Accompanying this issue of Landscape Ontario magazine is the new 44-page Professional Development Guide that is filled with over 130 seminars, information on special events throughout the year and much more.

Retail exam updated

The Landscape Industry Certified Retail Horticulturist (formerly Certified Horticultural Technician) exam has been updated to reflect the changing nature of retail garden centres.