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Ecoman Launches Toronto Plant Market and Native Plant Supply

Wednesdays 3-8pm 327 Bering Ave Selling direct to the public the best local plants and supporting local growers… See link for this week’s availability. Special this week trilliums, bloodroot, wild ginger, Lady fern, Christmas fern and marginal wood fern. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1B1AnggyK0pOHvkoDhrqaFAuLycU1ktjhv0EDorECsPo/edit?usp=drivesdk  

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Ecoman releases the 2021 Hardscape Plants Master List!

Hardscape plants is: The product of an extensive literature review of plants that grow on cliffs and alvars around southern Ontario. The result: A palette of hardy, local, and beautiful plants that will thrive on patios, walkways, walls, stairs, roofs, terraces and balconies. Every dozen plants you order will include: 1 conifer 1 deciduous tree/shrub…

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Are you a designer that wants to collaborate?

Landscape Designer Full Time Position at Ecoman Corporation Posting date: March 5, 2021 Deadline: March 28, 2021 Starting date: April 13, 2021 Location: Toronto, ON Job Details: We are looking for a collaborative, outgoing, and creative designer. We are a friendly, tight-knit team of landscape and horticulture specialists that need help communicating our design plans…

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GET THE INSIDE SCOOP ON REFERENCE: THE NATURAL CITY

SAM BENVIE SCHOOLS THE YOUTH The underlying theme of ecological references was introduced to me 20 years ago when I was a student at Ryerson studying Landscape Design. Sam was growing 300 species from seed at the base of the architecture building. I remember him casually mentioning the cliff reference to me in passing. I…

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CONSERVATION TARGETS PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR HORTICULTURAL TRADES

ROM HOSTS CAROLINIAN CANADA IN STYLE The day started with extreme weather and cancellation of all TDSB classes, sending me scrambling for childcare so I could attend the much anticipated sophomore production of Shifting the Paradigm put on by Carolinian Canada. My late arrival meant missing the opening ceremony with Carolyn King the former elected Chief…

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REFERENCE: THE NATURAL CITY

Introducing a symposium for gardeners, landscapers, landscape architects, and city builders. Learn to use ecosystem references in cities bearing the brunt of climate change. How can we develop, implement and maintain sustainable, robust planting designs at all scales? Session 1: Guest Speakers Sarah Mainguy, ecologist at North-South Environmental Stefan Weber, biology PhD candidate at McMaster…

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CLIFF PLANTS GO MAINSTREAM IN URBAN SETTINGS

Had the pleasure of perusing Cliff Ecology by Doug Larson, Uta Matthes and Peter Kelly over the winter of 2017/2018. As the season is wrapping up I realized it never got published. Since we are going to be exploring the role of ecological references in urban planting design at Reference: The Natural City I thought it…

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Carolinian Canada’s paradigm shift unites industry to take native plants mainstream

Alvar habitats provide model for highway restoration planting It was a pretty average gray day that did nothing to hint at the wonders to come. Expectations were high for Shifting the Paradigm Forum 2018: Growing the native plant industry through innovation and collaboration. Right off the bat Allan Arthur was blasting about how tough native…

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