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B.C. relaunches New Entrant Farm Business Accelerator Program

B.C. has relaunched the New Entrant Farm Business Accelerator Program, with the goal of assisting "new and small-scale farmers grow their business and help strengthen food security in their communities." Farmers can now apply for the first phase of the program which provides support for business planning and a growth strategy.

Government of Canada invests $100,000 to boost agriculture production

FedNor announced the Government of Canada's investment of $100,000 in AgriTech North (ATN), an indoor agriculture social enterprise located in Northwestern Ontario. The enterprise is receiving $100,000 to purchase and install an Enersion solar tri-generation system.

$33-million Homegrown Innovation Challenge aimed to improve Canada’s food security

The Weston Foundation's $33-million Homegrown Innovation Challenge is designed to "encourage innovation in domestic fruit and vegetable production," in Canada. Launched in February 2022, 15 teams were chosen as recipients of grants of $50,000 each to build their visions and lay out how they would scale up their concepts should they move to the next phase of the challenge.


Plant Names Simplified

Presented in a glossary format, this pocket-sized reference book gives the name, pronunciation and classification of common plants and the meaning behind the Latin origins of the name.

Plant Names Simplified 3rd Edition is a reliable resource for gardeners of all abilities, park managers, botanists, ecologists, garden designers and horticultural practitioners and students.

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This farm’s no secret to 1,000+ visitors a day

‘Yes, 37 years ago, this was a bare-bones, beat-up barley field. Now, we’re dining in what used to be our first greenhouse. Tomorrow, we’ll see where the kids want to take it.’ Paul and Karen Hamer sometimes have that conversation with visitors and customers at their place, The Saskatoon Farm. By John Dietz. » Read more...

New and notable Perennials

The gardening craze of the pandemic years is showing no sign of slowing down and perennial plant sales at garden centres remain quite strong. Greenhouse Canada reached out to breeders and seed companies to get an idea of what’s new and innovative in perennials for 2023/24 and to provide some insight on what makes these plants stand out. By Amy Kouniakis. » Read more...
On this day last year 

Looking Ahead: Preparing for Spring Crops

This post gathers some of the most important things to plan and prep for in the greenhouse, including ordering inputs, preventative maintenance, and your pest management and PGR plans.Think of this post as your “to-do” check list for the month of December, as the time to plan all this is now, before your spring production begins. By ONfloriculture. » Read More...

POT-BOUND Perennials

I’m pretty sure plant breeders don’t intend for the progeny of their breeding efforts to become pot bound and/or remain for extended periods of time in undersized growing containers. However, sometimes it happens – either on the retail bench or, in my case, on the “extras” bench, left over from planting the trial garden plots. By Rodger Tschanz. » Read More...


Green Industry Show and Conference

November 16, 2023 | 19 Street, Red Deer, Alberta » Learn more...

Hort East Conference

November 20, 2023 | 110 Wyse Rd, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia » Learn more...

Canadian Fruit and Vegetable Summit    -    November 29, 2023

November 29, 2023 | 327 Ontario St. – St. Catharines, ON » Learn more...

Great Lakes Expo

December 5, 2023 | 303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan » Learn more...