March 2012

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Landscape lighting conference promotes industry improvement

Now in its third year, Landscape Ontario’s Lighting Conference attracted 100 participants and 13 exhibitors.

Klomp’s Landscaping helps students

Member supports outdoor classroom project of St. Marys District Collegiate and Vocational Institute.

Duo renovate 100-year-old courtyard

Additional donations required next year to complete the project.

In memoriam — John Bakker Sr.

John Bakker Sr. passed away on Feb. 7, 2012.

In Memoriam — Donald H. Cavan

Owner of Cavan’s Garden Centres in Mississauga and Erin passed away peacefully Jan. 31.

Waterloo Chapter donates blood to help community

Waterloo Chapter members are rolling up their sleeves to donate blood through the Canadian Blood Services Partners for Life program.

Weather smiles on annual Snow Day

Weather conditions were on our side with temperatures just below zero, with light flurries, when the Georgian Lakelands Chapter held its annual Snow Day.

Manderley Turf Products recognized for management

Manderley Turf Products was named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies for 2011.

High score on certification test

Rob Tester scored 91 per cent on his certification exam to become a Certified Installer of Permeable Paving Systems.

Bienenstock part of CBC Live Right Now program

Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds announced its national partnership with the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF), CBC, and Parks Canada, in the Live Right Now campaign.

Sherk donates beer labels to library

Larry Sherk, retired chief horticulturist at Sheridan Nurseries, was the focus of a recent Globe and Mail feature article.

Upper Canada hosts its first squash tournament

By Dan Clost CHT
The Upper Canada Chapter held its inaugural squash tournament on Feb. 15 at Belleville’s Harbour Fitness Centre.

Windsor Chapter project featured in magazine

Work by members of the Windsor Chapter to create a dream backyard for an 11-year-old girl, was featured in a city magazine.

LO joins PLANET in Day of Service

Landscape Ontario is joining with PLANET (Professional Landcare Network) to host the 4th annual Day of Service on April 20, 2012.

Growers Short Course increases attendance

Each year the Landscape Ontario Growers Group Short Course provides nursery growers with a chance to hear about the latest research and best practices in the industry.