May 15, 2016
Landscape Ontario and the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association have teamed up with LS Training to provide exclusive member pricing on training videos for the garden centre industry.

Starting at $199, training packages are designed to improve customer service, product knowledge and safety for newcomers and experienced staff members. Videos are accessible online, making it quick and easy for new hires to get up-to-speed before they start work. Premium packages range from $350 (up to five employees) and $450 (six to 20 employees).

And for those in the garden centre industry looking to take their learning even further, the Landscape Industry Certified retail horticulturalist designation provides employers and the public with confidence in an employee’s knowledge and skills.

Examinations include plant identification, pruning, planting, service and selling as well as knowledge in shipping and receiving, signage, plant health and merchandising practices. Testing takes place this summer at the LO home office in Milton on July 23, and at Sheridan Nurseries Aug. 8-9.

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