November 15, 2017
Niagara Parks School honours Tony DiGiovanni
Honorary Membership is conferred upon an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the Association or the horticultural industry, holds a distinguished position, and supports the aims and objectives of the Alumni Association.
One of the world’s largest and most active horticultural associations, Landscape Ontario has a membership of over 2,600 companies, publishes two magazines, produces three annual trade shows and hosts over 250 seminars and workshops.
DiGiovanni also serves as Executive Director of the Ontario Horticultural Trades Foundation (OHTF), a separate, charitable entity of Landscape Ontario. Since its inception in 1979, the Foundation has distributed over $400,000 in scholarships and millions of dollars worth of research support. Among the annual scholarships awarded is the Tony DiGiovanni Scholarship. Started in 2004, the scholarship awards $1,000 to one student enrolled in any post-secondary landscape or horticultural program who best exemplifies the qualities that build trust in the profession.
For many decades DiGiovanni has been an active supporter of horticultural education across Ontario, including the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture and has long had a strong connection with many Alumni. DiGiovanni is also celebrated for his promotion of many facets of horticulture industry development. Tony has a passion for carrying out Landscape Ontario’s mission to grow a prosperous, professional, ethical, recognized, valued, and contribution-oriented horticultural industry.