April 2008

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Prosperity wears many hats

By Bob Tubby CLP
At LO’s Annual General meeting in January, past president Bob Tubby reflected on the theme he chose for his presidency and how it can span out to benefit the entire green industry.

Free publicity in the Toronto Star

Elaine Carey, author of the weekly Landscape 101 column in the Toronto Star, reminds LO members to take photos of their projects this year, so they can be featured in the paper.

McCloskey International open house

McCloskey International of Peterborough held a recent open house at its Peterborough manufacturing plant.

Changes to Certified Horticultural Technician program

By Terry Murphy CLP
The CHT installation and maintenance programs will see major changes take place before our next 2008 evaluation days, scheduled for July 17-18 in Milton, Aug. 14-15 in Kemptville (Ottawa), and Sept. 25-26 in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

LO office greens up its act

An important part of going green is telling your story to others, so they may recognize what you are trying to accomplish. Perhaps they may learn from you, and, most importantly, hold you accountable.

Sustainable plans for environmental stewardship committee

Green is the new black. But, if horticulture is the original green industry, we’re not doing a very good job of telling people about it. LO created its environmental stewardship committee to help spread the good word, but recognize that first we need to get our house in order before we promote our green message to the public.

LO Provincial Board highlights

The following is a report on the Provincial Board meeting held Oct. 24, 2007 at the LO home office in Milton.

Human resource development manager position open at LO

With the approaching retirement of Terry Murphy, Landscape Ontario is looking to fill the position of professional and human resource development manager (PHRDM).

Many contribute to success of LO’s management training efforts

This winter, LO organized over 50 business management seminars to help members prepare for the Certified Landscape Professional evaluations.

Niagara Parks Commission receives Ontario Parks Award

The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) is pleased to have received the Ontario Parks Association’s (OPA) Protecting Tomorrow Today award.

Funding announced for women in horticulture

A special pre-apprenticeship program for horticultural technicians will provide an opportunity for women, thanks to provincial funding from the Ontario Women’s Directorate.

Canadale wins perennial marketing contest

Congratulations to Canadale Nurseries of St. Thomas, winner of the North American-wide 2007 Perennials Mar­ket­ing Contest, sponsored by Plant Publicity Holland and the Perennial Plant Association.

Pick Ontario launched with free flower giveaway

To raise awareness of both the variety and quality of flowers produced by Ontario growers, Flowers Canada (Ont.) inc. launched their new Pick Ontario campaign with a free floral giveaway at Union Station in Toronto.

Floral stamps dress up plain envelopes

Canada Post has issued a set of two 52 cent stamps featuring peonies.