Nov 3, 2023
David Milne pays his passion for plants forward
For someone who enjoys the outdoors, design and visual art, landscape architecture and horticulture always seemed like a natural fit.
Sep 5, 2023
Rhonda Derue sees volunteering as a gift to all (including the giver)
"Do what you love, love what you do,” is the phrase that drives fine artist and designer Rhonda Derue.
Jul 14, 2023
Clearing the way for a level playing field
Jim Monk is a regular contributor to Landscape Ontario’s Snow and Ice Sector Group.
Jun 2, 2023
Sharing a love of nature motivates Lisa Smith to volunteer
Lisa Smith has been a pillar of Landscape Ontario’s Upper Canada Chapter since its inception over two decades ago.
Mar 8, 2022
For the love of sunsets and soils
Teresa Matamoros joined Landscape Ontario’s Georgian Lakelands Chapter board about eight years ago and currently serves as chapter president.
Jan 12, 2022
Peter Guinane gives back
Successful landscape business owner finds time to support industry initiatives.
Oct 12, 2021
Caroline De Vries gives back to frontline heroes
Caroline de Vries was first made aware of Landscape Ontario while working as a landscape architect in the early 90s.
Sep 7, 2021
Jon Agg speaks to the benefits of contributing to the bigger picture
Pristine Property Management owner was only 12-years-old when he entered the horticulture industry.
Jul 6, 2021
Lorne Haveruk on the importance of always giving 120 per cent
A trip to Palm Springs, California completely changed the trajectory of Lorne Haveruk’s life.
Jan 5, 2021
Volunteering allows Steve Hernandez to have a say on issues
Sector group volunteer enjoys meeting and spending time with customers.
Dec 11, 2020
Industry involvement has been a big part of Gavin Dawson’s career
Turf management group chair is involved with many industry groups.
May 6, 2020
Ron Koudys volunteers to make the world a better place
One of Ron’s first landscape-related volunteer roles was with Habitat for Humanity in London.
Apr 3, 2020
Klaas Sikkema meets many new people through volunteering
Alumni member Klaas Sikkema has been an fixture of the LO Show Committee for many years.
Feb 4, 2020
Giving back aligns with Carl Hastings’ personality
Landscape Lighting sector group chair has been a volunteer with the association for nearly 15 years.
Jan 4, 2020
Brian Cocks offers real-world experience to students
Show Committee member works closely with students.
Jun 14, 2019
Beth Edney: In love with plants — and volunteering
Show Committee volunteer, Beth Edney talks about her involvement and vision.
May 6, 2019
Jason Vettese volunteers to help educate hardscapers
Goal of show committee member is to keep hardscapers up-to-date on the latest methods, products and education.
Jan 7, 2019
People, plants and learning
For volunteer, Rebecca Parker, participating on the Show Committee has been a really cool experience.
Dec 12, 2018
Phil Dickie: Gentleman volunteer
Proud LO member has devoted countless hours of service to the association and the Waterloo Chapter.
Oct 15, 2017
Reaching a generation
Chris Muller was drawn to a career in the landscape profession for many reasons.
Dec 15, 2014
Volunteers are lifeblood of Landscape Ontario
Each year LO lists all the volunteers who have assisted the association through activities that range from hands-on to education to mentoring.
Nov 15, 2014
Robert Roszell receives much in return as a volunteer
When Robert Roszell of Tuff Tech Bags in Pickering joined Landscape Ontario in 2007, he immediately became involved as a volunteer.
Oct 15, 2014
Jarrett Woodard brings passion to his volunteer work
Jarrett Woodard, of Grand River Brick and Stone in London, has a passion for his career and the landscaping industry.
Sep 15, 2014
Sundaura Alford makes connections as volunteer
Sundaura Alford CLD, owner and designer at A Cultivated Art in Ottawa, stepped into a volunteer position shortly after she was admitted as a member of Landscape Ontario.
Aug 15, 2014
Byers’ quest to network leads to board seat
When Margot Byers, owner of Lady Bird Garden Design in Markdale, joined Landscape Ontario in 2009, it was to take advantage of the networking opportunities available through the association.
Jul 15, 2014
John Lamberink enjoys volunteer time while helping improve his industry
Acton, Ont., business owner is a strong advocate of smart watering control systems.
Jun 15, 2014
Doing the right thing and helping others inspires James Solecki
Volunteer efforts help to Solecki connected to the industry.
May 15, 2014
Chris Mace says volunteering at LO pays dividends
Chair of the Landscape Designers Sector Group got involved to accelerate his pace to learn about design and to build dream gardens.
Apr 15, 2014
Brian Baun uses his inspiration to help his industry
Brian Baun has had the fortunate opportunity of great people inspiring him. Now he works at passing that onto others.
Mar 15, 2014
Don Tellier continues to serve Windsor Chapter
St. Clair College teacher has been involved with horticulture for almost 40 years.
Feb 15, 2014
Peter Guinane’s volunteer resume is long and impressive
Current chair of Landscape Contractors Sector Group first got involved to help with Canada Blooms.
Jan 15, 2014
Members’ dedication inspires Lexi Dearborn
Georgian Lakelands Chapter president first joined the board in 2007.
Dec 15, 2013
Tim Cruickshanks grew into his role with the LO family
Association volunteer has grown into being an important member of his LO family.
Dec 15, 2013
Former warrant officer chairs Day of Tribute
Pete Campbell made a personal choice to participate in annual event that pays tribute to Canada's military.
Nov 15, 2013
Neil Bouma’s positive belief in industry leads him to volunteer
Desire to see the industry thrive is just one reason that drives Neil Bouma.
Oct 15, 2013
Late starter Peter Vanderley thrives on volunteer work
Vanderley says he has found a number of benefits from his time spent helping the association.
Sep 15, 2013
Alan White takes a front row seat as a participant and observer
TurfSystems owner has been involved with almost every aspect of the association.
Jun 15, 2013
For a buck, Bob Hodgins improves salt practices
Volunteer has helped to move Smart about Salt into the forefront of the winter maintenance industry.
May 15, 2013
Bruce Morton says it’s common sense to join LO
Morton serves as Ottawa’s representative on LO’s provincial board and as chair of Ottawa’s GreenTrade Expo.
Apr 15, 2013
Carol Fulford’s dedication helps Durham Chapter thrive
Carol Fulford of Gerrits Property Services in Pickering is known as a dedicated and inspiring volunteer.
Mar 15, 2013
Jason Wilton provides talent to create certification video
A highly entertaining, educational and professional-grade video is now playing on horttrades.com, thanks to the volunteer efforts of Jason Wilton CLT.
Feb 15, 2013
One conversation leads Van Dongen to volunteer position
It didn’t take Michael Van Dongen CHT of Van Dongen Landscaping and Nurseries in Hornby long to become fully involved in Landscape Ontario.
Jan 15, 2013
Easy to recognize Paul DeGroot for more than his volunteer record
Paul DeGroot is an LO volunteer who stands out in a crowd. Even in a big crowd, his ever-present Dutch boy cap makes it easy to recognize the dedicated member.
Dec 15, 2012
Allan Kling wants to leave planet better than he found it
When Allan Kling CLP launched Urban Garden, a Toronto-based design/build firm in 1999, he knew he wanted to do something to improve Toronto’s public parks.
Nov 15, 2012
Volunteering benefits Harry Gelderman
Volunteer work provides many benefits for Harry Gelderman.
Oct 15, 2012
Love of the environment spurred Childs to volunteer
Since 2004, Terry Childs has been a consistent volunteer at Landscape Ontario.
Sep 15, 2012
Don Voorhees has long history of volunteering
At Congress in 2011, Landscape Ontario honoured one of its long-time volunteers Don Voorhees with the Alumni Award.
Aug 15, 2012
Tony Lombardi gains knowledge through volunteering
Choosing Tony Lombardi CLD, CLP as a subject for Landscape Ontario magazine’s volunteer profile was an easy one.
Jul 15, 2012
Jay Rivait covers a lot of ground for Windsor Chapter
Whenever an event happens in the Windsor Chapter, Jay Rivait’s name inevitably pops up.
Jun 15, 2012
Ed Hansen believes volunteering is a privilege
Ed Hansen of Hansen Lawn and Landscape Gardens in Ottawa believes that everyone should be obliged to volunteer at some point in their lives.
May 15, 2012
Randy Adams has served his Chapter for 15 years
In the early 1990s, after Randy Adams of Adams landscape Supply in Kitchener moved into the topsoil business, he began to hear from his customers that he should become a member of Landscape Ontario.
Apr 15, 2012
Dave Wright was born into Landscape Ontario
Dave Wright CLP, was born into Landscape Ontario. His father, John is a founding member and still very active.
Mar 15, 2012
Lindsay Drake Nightingale appreciates volunteer opportunities
Coming into the horticulture field was a change of careers for Lindsay Drake Nightingale of Yorkshire Garden Services in Toronto.
Jan 15, 2012
Gerwin Bouman believes in value of LO association work
President of Stam Nurseries in Burgessville, Gerwin Bouman’s volunteer work with Landscape Ontario began in 2006 when he went on the annual growers’ tour.
Oct 15, 2011
Dan Garlatti joined LO because he saw that the finest companies in the industry were members.
Sep 15, 2011
Steve Macartney CIC, CLIA
Co-owner of Raintree Irrigation and Outdoor Systems of Hamilton, represents LO’s Irrigation Sector Group on the board of directors, and member of LO Branding Committee.
Aug 15, 2011
Landscape lighting sales, Turf Care Products Canada, chair Lighting Sector Group, LO board of directors
Jul 15, 2011
Michael LaPorte CLT
Michael LaPorte was recently recognized for his major contribution to Landscape Ontario.
Jun 15, 2011
New show committee chair talks about changes coming to Expo
Beth Edney helps to engage the next generation at Expo.