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April 22, 2008 - Today is Earth Day, an event celebrated across the world to raise awareness about the environment. Visit our blog to let us know what you're doing to celebrate! Check our our web exclusive section to read about what others are doing as well.

Make sure you let your customers know what you're doing to go green too! Visit about.com to read how you can enhance you're green marketing. | READ MORE
April 22, 2008 - Today marks Earth Day, an event that’s been celebrated around the world since the first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970.
April 18, 2008, Ottawa — After a long period of continuous growth that started in 1990, greenhouse expansion stalled in 2007, as operators had to adapt to the rising value of the Canadian dollar and higher labour and energy costs, according to the latest StatsCan survey.
April 15, 2008, Bergschenhoek, the Netherlands — De Ruiter Seeds has been sold to Monsanto . With this acquisition, De Ruiter will become Monsanto’s “centre of excellence” for vegetable seeds in protected cultures. 
April 4, 2008 - Canadians placed well in the 2007 Perennials Marketing Contest. Canadale Nurseries Ltd. of St. Thomas, Ont. took home the top prize and two Canadian entrants also finished in the Top Ten. Plant Publicity Holland reports. | READ MORE
April 4, 2008, Lawrence, KS - Is global warming fueling a new generation of more aggressive weeds?  According to recent research conducted by the Weed Science Society of America, the answer may be yes.
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Growers on the Cutting Edge
Three years ago we started a pickup hockey game for growers in the Niagara area. We played a single game, had a lot of fun, and then went out for breakfast. The game was covered in Greenhouse Canada, so through that and word of mouth, its popularity started to grow.
March 17, 2008 - Canada Blooms: The Toronto Flower & Garden Festival took place in Toronto from March 12-16.
April 2, 2008 – Canadale Nurseries Ltd., of St. Thomas Ont., was recently named the winners of the North American-wide 2007 Perennials Marketing Contest sponsored by Plant Publicity Holland and the Perennial Plant Association. | READ MORE 
Welcome to the new www.CanadianGardenCentre.ca which in keeping with everything we do, is geared towards continuous development and improvement. The new site incorporates a number of significant improvements, including clearer navigation based on the needs of users, and a much cleaner design.
North America’s largest greenhouse vegetable research program is showcasing some of its latest projects this spring. The Greenhouse and Processing Crops Research Centre open house will be held Wednesday, April 9 from 11:30 to 3. Lunch will be provided.
If you’ve been reading this magazine for a while you probably already know about the SR&ED or “R&D” program and how to claim and maximize tax credits for the work you do. At the risk of repeating previous articles, SR&ED is a
March 12, 2008, Winnipeg, Man. — Agricultural workers in the province will have greater protection and improved safety under regulatory changes to the Employment Standards Code, Labour and Immigration Minister Nancy Allan announced recently.
Plants thrive with water, warmth, sunshine and fertilizer. And so do their caregivers. Health-care professionals have come to realize that horticulture is not just a rewarding pastime, but working with soil, seeds and plants can be an enriching experience that helps to build self-esteem and confidence.
Fall of 2007, Petrolia, Ont. — Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz (centre in photo) visited Enniskillen Pepper Co. Ltd. last fall to discuss a host of farming issues. The meeting included representatives from the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers (OGVG).

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