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Shifting the Paradigm forum

How do we work together to build a thriving native plant industry?


Wednesday, March 7, 2018
St. James Cathedral Centre, 65 Church St., Toronto

There’s a quiet revolution underway. In the Zone and other successful gardening programs for native plants and pollinators demonstrate the growing awareness that what we plant makes a difference. Businesses, institutions, municipalities and homeowners across Ontario are creating attractive, green, climate-resilient, natural infrastructure with native plants.

This growing desire to take action represents a shift in the market for the billion-dollar horticulture industry in Ontario. Professional planters and lay enthusiasts are saying that demand for native plants exceeds supply. First Nations and entrepreneurial ecologists are already leading the way. Is it time for the industry to ramp up production and distribution?

Join us at the Shifting the Paradigm forum as we map the native plant supply chain with leaders from the horticultural and landscaping sectors, governments, First Nations, social finance, retail distributors, NGOs and garden clubs.

Add the forum to your calendar!

Registration Opens Soon! For more information visit:

Together we will explore opportunities to empower individuals, businesses and communities to grow healthy, beautiful green infrastructure naturally fit for the southern Ontario landscape.


Presented by Carolinian Canada and WWF-Canada
with support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation and other partners

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