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December 9, 2008
By Landscape Ontario

2207_green_for_lifeDec. 9, 2008, Toronto, Ont. – The trend towards being more
environmentally conscious continues and Landscape Ontario’s Congress is
no different with its new Green Forum feature.

Dec. 9, 2008, Toronto, Ont. – The trend towards being more environmentally conscious continues and Landscape Ontario’s Congress is no different with its new Green Forum feature.  Over 600 exhibitors and various ‘green’ seminars will highlight the three-day horticultural lawn and garden trade show taking place from Jan. 6-8, 2009, at the Toronto Congress Centre.
Each year, Congress attracts in excess of 12,000 people to Canada’s largest horticulture, landscape and lawn and garden trade show and conference.
For Congress 2009, Landscape Ontario has joined forces with Communities in Bloom, Project EverGreen and the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association to Go Green Today. The Green Forum, new to this year’s show, will be dedicated to the exchange of information and best practices on sustainable green initiatives. 2207_green_for_life
Congress 2009 is a great place to discover hundreds of new products, get the latest ideas for design and construction, attend numerous workshops and network with industry experts and professionals from all different sectors of the business.
In addition to the three show days, “Warm-Up Monday” is a full day of pre-conference specialist symposiums, education and social programs.
Be sure to attend Tailgate XIII, one of the most popular events every year. It takes place on Jan. 7 at 5 p.m. and features live music, a buffet dinner and giveaways, all for free! Other show highlights include Feature Gardens designed by horticultural students, the New Product Showcase, and Landscape Ontario’s Awards of Excellence Gala.
At the Green Forum, you will hear from internationally renowned experts including, Jan Habets, managing director of Plant Publicity Holland who will headline the list of keynote speakers. Habets is a founding member of the Green City initiative and a committee member for the World Horticultural Exhibition, Floriade 2012.
 Visit www.locongress.com for the show’s full list of events and details.
 
CONGRESS 2009 PARTNERS

Landscape Ontario is the largest horticultural trade association in North America with more than 2,300 members. Its mission is to be the leader in representing, promoting and fostering a favourable environment for the advancement of the horticultural industry in Ontario.
Communities in Bloom assists Canadian communities of all sizes to improve their quality of life while encouraging community involvement and civic pride.
Project EverGreen’s mission is to raise the awareness of the environmental, economic and lifestyle benefits of landscapes and promote the significance of those who preserve and enhance green spaces at home, work and play.
Canadian Nursery Landscape Association is a national federation of nine provincial green industry associations representing over 3,500 members in the landscape horticulture, retail garden centre, and nursery (primary production) sectors.

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