According to the 2011 and 2012 Garden Centres Canada Surveys, the garden centre industry in Canada sees great opportunity in the buy or grow local movement.
This January, Canada’s wholesale nursery sector attended the IPM Essen trade show, wowing delegates with CNLA’s Canadian Grown booth. Once again, visitors reported that the Canada brand was very strong in the areas of hardiness, quality and environmental concern.
The Peterborough Stewardship Council and the Ontario Invasive Plant Council have created a document outlining clean equipment protocol for the industry.
As part of CNLA’s sponsorship, Bill Hardy helped present a number of Garden Tourism Awards, recognizing excellence within the garden tourism industry.
Last month, the CNLA office space expanded to include the Canadian Ornamental Plant Foundation (COPF).
On January 31, 2013, Judith Andrew, Commissioner for Employers, joined the CNLA Board of Directors and guests at the winter board meetings in Niagara Falls, ON to give an update on the Employment Insurance reforms.
The tour will take place from October 19-25, 2013. Pricing for CNLA members is 2,900 euro (per person, double occupancy).
The United States Department of Agriculture has published its Not Authorized Pending Pest Risk Analysis (NAPPRA) rule, which will be implemented on May 20, 2013.
CNLA representatives will be heading to Germany this May for the European Urban Green Congress to discuss strategies for the green city of the future, hosted by the European Landscape Contractors Association (ELCA).
For the second year in a row, CNLA is participating in the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life.
It is hard to imagine that it has been over three years since Landscape Horticulture was designated as a Red Seal apprenticeship trade in New Brunswick.
Be sure your garden centre signs up for this year’s National Plastic Recycling Event.
At the end of March, the Executive Committee of the International Association of Horticulture Producers (AIPH) appointed Tim Briercliffe as the new Secretary General of the association.
Below is the press release announcing changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) as outlined yesterday by the Federal government.
The Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance (COHA), with the collaboration of Vineland Research and Innovation Center (VRIC)), has just applied to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s AgriInnovation Program for research and innovation funding to develop a new ornamental horticulture research cluster over the next five years (2013-2018).
After an extremely busy trade show and conference season, the number one question we are getting about 3D drawing is, “when is it appropriate to spend the extra time to take our designs from 2D CAD (or dare I say hand drawn) to 3D?”.
There are many options for training available through your provincial association, but there are also other ways to effectively train your staff.