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October 1, 2019

Greenhouse fashion show raises money for cancer centre

Over 500 people attended a sold-out fashion show at Dutch Growers’ greenhouse and garden centre in support of the Saskatoon Cancer Centre

BC seeks feedback on protecting farmland

The public is invited to engagement sessions throughout the month to have their say on how best to encourage farming and protect farmland throughout British Columbia.

Designer DIY kits draw consumers and sales

Known as ‘Envee’, these consumer DIY combo kits have been an unexpected hit at Deb’s Greenhouse in Sturgeon County, Alberta.
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Blockchain in agriculture

Tech opinion: Blockchain in agriculture

Consumer demands for ‘clean labels’ extends beyond knowing what ingredients go into foods—it’s demanding transparency from farm to fork. This is not limited to consumers, as businesses must also cooperate and establish a trusted chain of buyers and sellers to achieve food safety, efficiency and accountability. Here’s how blockchain fits in. » Learn more
How safe is your pesticide program?

How safe is your pesticide program?

Worker safety is a critical part of a greenhouse’s pest management program. This is crucial for enclosed environments like greenhouses, as there is less natural air circulation which can result in increased and prolonged exposure. There is a common perception that chemical pesticides only kill pests and do not harm humans. This is false. » Learn more
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Armitage’s Vines and Climbers

Climbing plants are a largely untapped resource for today’s gardeners. Because their habit of growth is primarily vertical, they can be used to provide privacy, screen eyesores, and draw the eye upward to create the illusion of space.

In Armitage’s Vines and Climbers, renowned horticulturist Allan Armitage selects and profiles the most useful and attractive climbing plants for a wide variety of sites and conditions. The choices include both woody and herbaceous plants, both annuals and perennials. Profiles for more than 115 plants include a general description, hardiness, plant family, best method of propagation, method of climbing, and the etymology of botanical and common names.
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Canadian Greenhouse Conference

Oct 9-10, 2019
Location: Niagara Falls, ON
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PMA Fresh Summit

Oct 17-19
Location: Anaheim, CA
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Green Industry Show

Nov 14-15
Location: Calgary, AB
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