After serving in a variety of roles on the Landscape Ontario (LO) board, including most recently as its second vice-president after stints as the design sector representative and as a volunteer with the LO Canada Blooms garden design team, Paul Brydges has been elected to lead the association as its new president.
Next week, more than 13,000 horticultural and green industry professionals are expected to attend the 42nd Landscape Ontario Congress, which takes place Jan. 12-14 at the Toronto Congress Centre, to find new products, ideas, equipment, tools, services, and connections to help grow their businesses.
Landscape Ontario will launch a new show this year called Thrive ’15 which will expand on the association’s Garden Expo as well as embrace additional sectors to benefit the retail garden centre industry.
Landscape Ontario is urging the province’s MPPs to work together to ensure the Ontario One Call Act is passed during the next legislative session, as the organization says it can significantly improve public and worker safety in the province.
An army of volunteers from Landscape Ontario, the Nursery Sod Growers Association (NSGA) of Ontario and Project EverGreen were recently on hand at St. James Park in Toronto to help lay new sod to replace the turf that was severely damaged during Occupy Toronto.