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By CNLA | Interesting articles on ornamental horticulture, landscaping, nursery production, and green space as a solution to climate change.

National study suggests greener surroundings lead to a longer life

October 12, 2017<p>A number of studies have demonstrated the cognitive, physiological, and social benefits of time spent in the great outdoors, but a …

Research

Sponges, Urban Forests and Air Corridors: How Nature Can Cool Cities

As China battles the twin challenges of rapid city growth and extreme weather, it is adopting a new tactic: turning its cities into giant sponges. …

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Six climate change solutions we can all agree on

In the U.S., few issues seem to be as divisive as climate change. Although the science is unequivocal, political polarization has taken climate …

Ecology

Stress relief provided by Green Spaces Are Measureable and Predictable

Scientists will have the ability to measure the value of greenspaces to human well-being and stress relief with a predictive tool to measure how …

Data + Design: Measuring a Landscape’s Value

Little Sugar Creek Greenway extends over 15 miles and traverses 17 neighborhoods, passing through urban, suburban, and rural areas. This development …

Sustainability

Five emerging payments trends for small businesses

Payments is a fast-moving industry, and thanks to a combination of private- and public-sector innovation, developments are speeding up. Technology is …

Why Nature Matters in Our New Urban World

<i>Making the case for nature in cities.</i><p><i>Today I’m dedicating this space to a guest column by Kobie Brand, Director of the Cities Biodiversity Center (CBC) at</i> ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability<i>. This is the first in a series of short think pieces, created in partnership by ICLEI and The</i> …

Ecology

More people are getting outdoors

Our Chief Scientist Dr Tim Hill shares the seventh year of results from our Monitor of Engagement with the Natural Environment (MENE) survey.<p>This …

Ecology

UN links child-friendliness to environment

<b>The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s report of its General Discussion Day on children and the environment makes links between children’s</b> …

Children's Rights

The Restaurants Inspiring Us to Put Houseplants Everywhere

Plants

Brian Minter: Garden Days should be celebrated all year in Canada

As we look forward to celebrating 150 years as a country on July 1, there are numerous activities in which Canadians will be engaged and enjoying the …

Letter From…Europe: Adaptive design and climate change - The Ontario Association of Landscape Architects

A month-long tour of European projects that address climate change adaptation and mitigation in effective and instructive ways<p>TEXT BY JAMES …

Millennial gardeners are not so uncommon: Day

While some believe millennials don't have the patience for gardening, Sonia Day aims to set the record straight.

Gardening

Warm gesture from landscaping company - Kelowna Capital News

Staff at Creative Roots Landscaping saw a need to help the local homeless community and targetted one of Kelowna’s homeless shelters to help out.<p>The …

5 Landscapes Sales Tips that Work - For Landscape & Lawn Care Pros

<i>Author Marty Grunder, consultant, speaker, and owner of Grunder Landscaping, one of the largest firms in the Midwest, gives his advice on making the</i> …

From Horticulture to Landscape Gardening: Marilou Morin talks about her journey to WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

Skills/Compétences Canada (SCC) sat down with Marilou Morin, a member of WorldSkills Team Canada 2017 in Landscape Gardening, to discuss her …

Altman Plants purchases EuroAmerican inventory, in escrow on property - Greenhouse Management

Altman Plants, a wholesale nursery based in Vista, Calif., operating several locations in five states, has purchased plant inventory from the …

Urban heat islands: cooling things down with trees, green roads and fewer cars

As city temperatures rise, with a negative impact on health, councils are coming up with some innovative solutions<p>When it comes to coping with heatwaves, our own cities are conspiring against us. Road surfaces, pavements and buildings all contribute to keeping urbanised environments three to four …

Cities
Customer Service

Millennials take their turn at gardening

February means spring is sprouting soon and this year the newest trends and cool plants are being snatched up by younger gardeners — yes, the …

Delaware Valley

Seven science-backed tips for forming habits that stick

Banishing bad habits and converting them to good ones is not easy. As Mark Twain once wrote, “Habit is habit, and not to be flung out the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs one step at a time.” But how do we coax the bad habit down the stairs and out the door while encouraging the new one up …

Self-improvement

8 Tips To Jumpstart Your Sales Inspired By Psychology

If you can understand these insights, you'll be able to develop an even more impressive edge in selling.<p>Have you ever wished that you had a crystal ball that told you what your customers were thinking?<p>As salespeople, we can all benefit by understanding the customer’s exact needs in order to make …

Behavior

The root of the problem: What to know before you grow an urban garden

Recent bylaws in Victoria, B.C. and other cities across Canada mean that residents can now grow, harvest, package, store and sell unprocessed food …

Wellness Trend 'Forest Bathing' Influenced Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year 'Greenery'

Pantone announced that their 2017 color of the year is “greenery,” inspired by the calming benefits of nature.<p>“We know what kind of world we are …

Wellness

One Surprising Secret Weapon Against Natural Disasters? Landscape Architecture

As extreme weather events become commonplace, landscape designers are helping cities lessen the impact.<p>In an era when cities are ravaged by drought, flooding, wildfires, and more, infrastructure projects tend to get most of the attention when it comes to resiliency. But good landscape design can be …

How Urban Trees Can Save Lives

Planting Healthy Air report quantifies health benefits of trees for 245 cities globally<p>October 2016<p>Charles River, Boston, MA. Photo © …

How to be an apprentice

Everything you need to know about landing a lucrative skilled job, from sponsorship to Red Seal<p>Canada is desperate for more people who know how to …