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Learn about the living wall trend at Expo

October 10, 2013  By Canadian Garden Centre & Nursery

Oct. 10, 2013, Toronto — Living walls and green roofs have much more than
just aesthetic value, according to Chris Raimondi, CLP, who will
present a seminar on this topic at Garden & Floral Expo.

On Oct. 24 at 12:30 p.m., Raimondi will address expo attendees to
discuss a common sense, practical approach to living walls. His talk,
Living Walls and Green Roofs, will outline the benefits of having people
work and live in close proximity to plant life and offer insight on
incorporating more green into our urban world.

"LIving walls and
green roofs are the ultimate in efficiency and environmental design
right now," said Raimondi, head of the award-winning The Raimondi Group.
"The more we live indoors, the more our internal body mechanisms desire
a tie back to nature. When we surround ourselves with natural plants,
we are providing much-needed resources that bring humans closer to our
natural environment."


Although living walls and green roofs may
invoke images of massive structures, these are projects that can also be
done on a much smaller scale. Not every living wall has to be in a
commercial building; they can be installed in an apartment space and
even a relatively small two foot by two foot square in the kitchen can
be used for herb gardening.

"We are seeing this trend more and
more in restaurants, where they are growing their own herbs for their
dishes," said Raimondi. "There is no reason why people can't do this in
their homes. You can't get fresher or more organic than that."

For more information about Raimondi's talk, or to learn more about Garden & Floral Expo visit

Garden & Floral Expo runs Oct. 23 and 24 at the Toronto Congress Centre, North Building.

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