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Oct. 14, 2008 - Keyano College will soon be making green thumbs of little hands as it launched its Greenstart Project this Wednesday, and has already started visiting local elementary schools.| READ MORE
Oct. 14, 2008 - A year-round greenhouse and farm market garden operation near Fort Frances is going greener with the support of the Ontario government. | READ MORE
Oct. 14, 2008 - If it's flower bulbs you want for that new cutting garden, then there's more than tulips from which to choose.
Oct. 8, 2008, Montreal - Consumer confidence continues to fall, according to the results of a survey by the Conseil québécois du commerce de détail/Retail Council of Quebec (CQCD). The survey, on Quebec consumer spending trends and the buying habits of Quebecers, was conducted by Altus Géocom on behalf of the CQCD.
Oct. 8, 2008 - Canada's venerable penny now costs more than a cent to make, according to secret documents obtained by Canwest News Service. The documents say that "due to rising labour, metal and other manufacturing and distribution costs, each penny now costs more than one cent to produce." The Vancouver Sun reports. | READ MORE
Oct. 8, 2008 - Post-secondary institutions are expanding or adding business programs with specialties in the retail sector as they try to keep up with growing demand for mid-level and senior managers. Working.com reports. | READ MORE
Oct. 8, 2008 - Since 1884, Sherman Nursery of Charles City, IA has been a long-time grower in the United States’ horticultural industry, and has been owned by Bailey Nurseries of Newport, MN, operating independently as a wholesale supplier of fine nursery stock. This week, Bailey Nurseries has decided to consolidate various aspects of Sherman’s operations into Bailey Nurseries.
Oct. 8, 2008, Toronto - Despite a high Canadian dollar, surging gasoline prices and growing anxiety felt by U.S. households dampening travel to PEI and slowing tourism, the province's economy has maintained a decent pace, according to the latest provincial forecast released today by RBC.
Oct. 6, 2008 - Retailers have scaled back inventory and advertising spending as they brace for a tough fall and holiday shopping season, and they will likely look for further cutbacks in a softening economy, industry insiders said. ReportonBusiness.com reports. | READ MORE
Oct. 6, 2008 - RONA has unveiled its new eco-responsible signage across all stores bearing the RONA banner. The new signage is designed to help consumers identify products that represent an eco-responsible choice.
October 3, 2008 — Ontario floriculture producers can now access the Advance Payment Program of the Farm Finance Division of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.


October 2, 2008, Vineland, Ont. — Dr. Hannah Mathers has been appointed a Senior Research Fellow at the Vineland Research and Innovations Centre , an independent, not-for-profit corporation established to create a world-class hub for horticultural science and innovation in Ontario.   
Oct. 2, 2008 - The 260-plus booth Green Industry Show will be held at the Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta on Thursday, Nov. 20 - Nov. 21, and will showcase 160 leading Canadian and US exhibitors focusing on the latest in environmental horticultural technology, equipment and supplies.
Oct. 2, 2008, San Francisco - A majority of independent garden center retailers believe consumer concerns about the environment will remain high and that consumers will purchase a green product despite higher costs than standard products.
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