March 2015

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Minister announces funding to help women succeed in green industry

Community MicroSkills Development Centre is receiving $250,000 to support the economic success of women in the landscape and horticulture industries through new mentorship opportunities.

Growers happy with Short Course returning to Royal Botanical Gardens

Most attendees at this year’s Nursery Growers’ Short Course on Feb. 4 were happy to return to Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington.

Next Peer to Peer event in Oshawa

Following the launch of the new Landscape Ontario Peer to Peer Network at Congress, Tim Kearney and Jacki Hart are ready for the next event.

Quiet Nature duo ready for fourth annual canoe trek

Lippert and Bartle hope to increase awareness of watershed and the environmental issues facing the watershed, while highlighting the river’s tourism and social importance.

Family Skate Day

On Feb. 16, over 90 Landscape Ontario members and their families were treated to a fun Family Skate Day, hosted by Golden Horseshoe Chapter.

Upper Canada Chapter continues fun with squash tournament

It was quite the tournament! Upper Canada Chapter held its 4th Annual ‘I Was There’ squash event in Trenton on Feb. 17.

Members attend New York event

Two members of Landscape Ontario, Michael LaPorte CLT and Paul DeGroot, took the opportunity to learn about a neighbouring landscape association.

LO members help combat invasive plants

Ed Horlings, owner of Horlings Garden Centre in Peterborough and member of Landscape Ontario, is always looking for new products, information and services for his customers.

Ottawa Chapter to create dream garden

The garden, which measures 2,800 sq. ft., will be a celebration of the Canadian landscape and the rich history of horticulture in our nation’s Capital.

In memoriam — Steven Petersen

Co-owner of Petersen’s Turf Farm in Osgoode, Steven Petersen died tragically on Feb. 16, at the age of 46.

In memoriam — John Somerville

Industry pioneer John Somerville passed away on Feb. 12.