April 16, 2017
Landscape Ontario, Husqvarna, Humphries Landscape Services and Direct Landscape Supply have teamed up to donate new, environmentally-friendly, battery-powered maintenance equipment to the Durham College horticulture program, which will use the state-of the-art tools at Parkwood Estates in Oshawa.

“The students are going to be the beneficiaries of this partnership, because they will get to learn with the latest equipment on the market from a safety point of view, and also from a technology stand point as well,” said Mark Humphries, owner of Humphries Landscape Services and Direct Landscape Supply. “Parkwood serves as an outdoor laboratory for Durham College students, who get to work in a unique horticultural environment, and now they will get to learn best practices while using the best equipment, too.”

Husqvarna donated equipment through the equipment manufacturer’s educational program, while Landscape Ontario provided $4,500 for additional equipment. Direct Landscape Supply is providing all of the pre-delivery inspection, delivery and service, while Humphries Landscape Service will be installing an invisible fencing system that will allow two automatic “robot” lawn mowers to maintain the turf at Parkwood Estates.