January 15, 2017

Landscape Ontario’s Landscape Contractors Sector Group will host its annual lecture event on Feb. 28 at the Fontana Primavera Event Centre in Vaughan, Ont.

For the second year, the evening landscape lecture will be preceded by an afternoon program geared towards ground maintenance contractors, with a reception and dinner in between.

The contractor lecture begins at 7:15 p.m. with landscape contractor Joe Morello and landscape architect Pat Morello, from Premier Landscaping and Design. The brothers will share some of their most memorable and noteworthy landscape projects.

The Grounds Management Lecture will begin at 2:30 p.m. with a talk from Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affair’s Jennifer Llewellyn presenting Pests and Diseases in the Landscape, followed by Jeff McMann from the Mount Pleasant Group on The Importance of Inventory Management and Mapping in Relation to Maintenance. To round off the grounds management portion, Rodger Tschanz from the University of Guelph will present New Plants and the 2016 Trial Garden Results.

A cash bar reception will follow at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $25 per person until Feb. 14 and then go up to $40 per person. Tickets include both lecture programs and dinner. The subsidized pricing is available due to the generosity of the event sponsors. Registration and details at LandscapeLecture.ca.