Online Learning Seminars

OL065: New-Measuring the Boss’s Performance
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An important reality check for every manager, supervisor, and business owner... In this session join one of the industry's top business coaches and walk through an innovative 'out of the box' evaluation tool for YOUR performance as a manager of others, and the business.
We'll have frank discussions on seven key areas a top manager/leader is really accountable for, and eight crucial skills you're probably not aware that top managers need to be successful.
Leave having filled out your own evaluation form - creating a road map for the next steps to improve your own performance.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jacki Hart, Consulting By Hart
Date: Wednesday January 26, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL066: New-Grow your Business by knowing your numbers
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This session is for business owners and managers. Together we will take a short but deep dive to spark new thinking on how you could be making more profit in your business, starting with ideas to guide you on figuring out where you're not making money.
We'll review a Top 10 list of what you should be measuring to increase profit, and also show you top tips on how simple it can really be to improve your business results.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jacki Hart, Consulting By Hart
Date: Thursday January 27, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL013: Plant Names and why they are important
Plant names uniquely identify each species. Here we will break down how plants are named – based on the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants and look at how a plant's name can tell you more about what that plant looks like.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturist
Date: Friday January 28, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL067: New- Introduction to Dynascape
Zoom sessions will be demonstration-based, it is helpful to have an extra monitor to follow along and apply the learning outcomes on your own screen. Participants need to have the Dynascape program loaded onto their laptops and bring a corded mouse to class.

Note: A full-day in-class Intro to Dynascape seminar (LD025) will be offered on Feb 28th - https://legacy.horttrades.com/seminars/2022-02-28/LD025
Although not a prerequisite to attending participants who attend the Zoom sessions will apply the lessons learned to create a base plan, a planting plan, a hardscaping plan, and if time permits a construction detail during this full-day seminar.

This is an online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $135.00
Non-member price: $180.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Beth Edney, CLD, Designs by the Yard
Dates: Monday January 31, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday February 7, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday February 14, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL068: New- Picking the Right Soil
This talk introduces you to some basic concepts about soil and then reviews the function of various components including sand, clay, air, and organic matter.
The presenter will also look at various soil amendments to understand why you might add them to the soil. Then it’s time to select the right soil for various gardening situations

This is an online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Robert Pavlis, Aspen Grove Gardens
Date: Tuesday February 1, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL021: Lighting 101: Light and Photometrics
Understanding, qualifying, and quantifying light.
Participants will learn how light is measured, both in terms of the amount of light, and quality of light, and how that is applied in the landscape. What is a lumen? How many do I need? Good lighting design begins with a good understanding of the medium we are working with. This knowledge will help you to avoid common mistakes and enhance your designs by choosing the right light sources for your project.

Note: For more on this topic consider the full day inclass seminar LC059 Landscape Lighting Mar.15th - https://legacy.horttrades.com/seminars/2022-03-15/LC059

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: John Higo, Turf Care Products Canada
Date: Tuesday February 1, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL069: NEW- A Team Like No Other - How To Get There
Based on Patrick Lencioni's Classic work on the 5 Dysfunctions Of A Team, this session will demystify why staff don't step up, why there's infighting, and why people leave. Move to your next level of team engagement with this enlightening session and walk away with an evaluation tool to get you started.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 40
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jacki Hart, Consulting By Hart
Date: Wednesday February 2, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL070: NEW- Creating Your Sales Success Formula
Demand for Landscape Design/Build Construction projects was immense in 2020 and 2021. Your sales were likely strong and consistent.
Ask yourself, did you still end up spending way too much time with people that did not buy?
Were you convinced that after you showed them the plans and designs they would become customers, but instead shopped your ideas elsewhere?
Time management frustrations, confused why some people made fast decisions while others lingered forever leaving you with no clear path from “hello to sold”?
Wanting the formula for success? Join an industry expert who will share years of experience on how to create a mutually beneficial approach to prospect qualification and close. Be ready to take lots of notes.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

Note: A in-class Creating Your Sales Success Formula seminar (LBM141) will be offered on Feb 11th - https://legacy.horttrades.com/seminars/2022-02-11/LBM141M
Although not a prerequisite to attending participants who attend the Zoom session will build off the lessons learned in this in-class seminar.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Andrew Wall, Sandler Training
Date: Wednesday February 2, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL033: Annuals - the New, the Favourites, the Underappreciated and the Mimics
This session will take a unique look at annual flowers.
Discussing popular new releases from plant breeders, as well as those that have stood the test of time along with annuals that could and should be more widely planted in our landscapes.
We will also talk about a selection of perennials that bloom for an exceptionally long time during the growing season that could be used in landscapes the same way annuals are.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

Note: Consider following up with the NEW in-class Creating Containers that Perform seminar Mar.11th (LP057) - https://legacy.horttrades.com/seminars/2022-03-11/LP057

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Rodger Tschanz, University of Guelph
Date: Thursday February 3, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL035: Landscape Drainage: Guidelines and Terminology
Any profession is better understood and practiced when we all speak the same language. When working through a drainage project, there are many terms, guidelines, bylaws, and “rules of thumb” that require your understanding and attention. This session will outline and discuss some of the simple things which can make a project go well, from the start.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 40
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Tony Lombardi, CLD, Dr. Landscape
Date: Thursday February 3, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL015: Common Native Plants and their ID by plant family
What are the common characteristics that make certain plants part of the same family? Here we will explore native plants and learn how to recognize them by family.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 40
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturist
Date: Friday February 4, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL071: NEW- An Introduction to Tree Biology, Health and Stress
The key to ensuring landscape trees thrive is understanding the basics of how they grow. Participants will learn what trees require to reach full health as well as skills to identify tree stresses and how to avoid them.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

Note: Consider following up with Below the Ground: Introduction to Soils and Tree Roots inclass seminar Mar.14th (LA005) - https://legacy.horttrades.com/seminars/2022-03-14/LA005

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Todd Irvine, MFC, MA, ISA Certified Arborist
Date: Friday February 4, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL072: NEW- Simply Shrubs!
Today’s customer is searching for more eco-friendly planting designs and you can become that expert! Focusing on native plants and nativars (cultivars of native plants), we’ll talk about some of the best shrubs for all types of gardens from rain gardens through shade and sun, and look at tolerance to soil types as well.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 40
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Sean James, Sean James Consulting and Design
Date: Monday February 7, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL073: NEW- Dig a Little Deeper, Understanding Soils
Discuss the basic components of soil and what makes good soil. The importance of microbes in building soil structure, and how gardeners can improve this. Discussion on common soil myths and ways to add nutrients to the garden.
Finally, we’ll have a look at a new topic in gardening – the rhizosphere. This is a thin layer around roots that will change the way you think about soil.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Robert Pavlis, Aspen Grove Gardens
Date: Tuesday February 8, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL063: NEW-There Are No Indoor Plants
There are no plants that will spontaneously sprout and grow in our indoor spaces.
Indoor plant maintenance is the art of keeping a large semi-tropical / tropical plant alive and looking good and controlling its growth in, for the plant, an alien habitat. The correct combination of light, water, pot size and fertilizer is the secret to successful indoor plant maintenance.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Ken Brown, Gardening Enjoyed
Date: Tuesday February 8, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL017: Common Trees and Shrubs and their ID by plant family
What are the common characteristics that make certain plants part of the same family? Here we will explore trees and shrubs and learn how to recognize them by family.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturist
Date: Wednesday February 9, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL075: NEW- Building Winning Teams: Keep Them and Train Them to Succeed
In this dynamic and interactive session, we will discuss strategies used to create successful team members from their first day of employment. Sharing proven strategies, resources, and tools: learn how to get the most out of team members while keeping them engaged, motivated and productive

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

Note: Consider following up with the in-class Building winning teams: Hire them! Coach them! & Train them to succeed! seminar (LBM139) Feb 24th - https://legacy.horttrades.com/seminars/2022-02-24/LBM139

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Rob Redden, In-Lite Design Corporation
Date: Thursday February 10, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL076: NEW-What We Used to Kill: Caterpillars and Their Host Plants
It wasn’t so long ago that if something was nibbling on our plants, we whipped out the insecticide. In recent years there has been an explosion of interest in pollinators, including butterflies and moths, and biodiversity support in general. Folks frequently seek advice to identify various caterpillars, larvae, and other insects. Equally important is how to enhance our gardens to provide habitat for these creatures. Host plants and garden maintenance will be topics of discussion.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Sean James, Sean James Consulting and Design
Date: Monday February 14, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL022: Lighting 101: Basic Design Techniques
Understanding the basics of lighting design. Different techniques, and how and when to apply them. There are many tools in the lighting designers' toolbox to create stunning designs and enhance the look of hardscape, softscape, and architecture. This session will give you the beginnings of creating your own palette of techniques to bring out the best in your designs.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: John Higo, Turf Care Products Canada
Date: Tuesday February 15, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL041: Team Leader Training
Successful teams are led by high-performance coaches.
Team Leader Training is an interactive three-part session geared towards newly-promoted supervisors or managers who need a refresh about creating high-performance teams: alignment, prioritizing time and resources to ensure billable hours, improving communication effectiveness, inclusive coaching methods, managing team huddles, collaborative conflict resolution, fair progressive discipline and balancing productivity with relationships.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $135.00
Non-member price: $180.00
Maximum participants: 40
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Kate Seaver, Kate's Garden
Dates: Tuesday February 15, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday February 17, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday February 22, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL077: NEW- Shade Gardening is Actually an Opportunity
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Gardening in the shade should not be seen as a challenge but rather an opportunity to use some wonderful plants that are shy about being in full sun. Shape and texture take on greater importance. There is, however, still a good colour palette available to brighten those shady areas.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Ken Brown, Gardening Enjoyed
Date: Wednesday February 16, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL074: NEW-How to Build a Happy,Productive Team
Want to know the secret on how to get your team to show up for work each day — happy and ready to perform? This session will teach you how to properly manage people to realize their full potential by providing the support and clarity they need while allowing them to learn, grow and contribute.
Learn the keys to proper people management in this innovative Zoom session.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Andrew Wall, Sandler Training
Date: Wednesday February 16, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL078: NEW- The How-Tos of Tree Selection, Planting and Spacing
The most important decision in many landscape projects is what trees to choose and how to plant them correctly. This talk will provide a checklist of questions to ask when selecting a tree to ensure participants plant the right tree in the right place. Participants will also learn proper planting techniques and the benefits of correct tree spacing.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Todd Irvine, MFC, MA, ISA Certified Arborist
Date: Thursday February 17, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL079: NEW- Ground Covers, Living Alternatives to Asphalt
While hardscaping does cover the ground and is necessary in certain locations there is a range of plants that make excellent ground covers. Turf is certainly one of them but there are areas where mowing is neither possible nor desirable. It’s here that this wide range of densely growing plants with controlled growth can be used to great effect.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Ken Brown, Gardening Enjoyed
Date: Tuesday February 22, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL080: NEW- Plant Choices: Nativar, Exotic, Invasive. Working toward Environmentally
Let’s play a game. Where in the world do the plants you choose for gardens come from?
One garden, two gardens, three gardens full of exotic species… What are the impacts of our plant choices? One impact - horticulture is a primary source for the introduction of invasive plant species. How do we avoid these costly mistakes? Quite simply, we can encourage the use of more site-appropriate native species to create gardens with a unique Ontario flare, a unique “Sense of Place.”
There are growing opportunities for the eco-conscious landscaper to become a leader, advocate and innovator and to capitalize on the growing interest in gardens that support healthy ecosystems.
Let’s get inspired and explore how we can meet the challenge of developing beautiful, environmentally sustainable, spaces that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 40
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Catherine Kavassalis
Date: Wednesday February 23, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL042: Company Culture – The Key To Employee Loyalty, Part One
The depth and strength of a company are based on positive company culture. Learn how to engage employees to be the best brand ambassadors and drive your business forward. You will learn the key pieces required to have a strong culture, to create a solid team, and to have highly motivated employees.

Part One focuses on -
Hiring for success
Career paths for each employee – show them their future
The importance of having a clean organizational chart
Company Core Values

This is an online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Greg Wildeboer, Whispering Pines Landscaping
Date: Wednesday February 23, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL064: NEW- Landscape Designer’s Studio – Principles
Important: This is a blended session/seminar - Participants can attend online via Zoom or in class at LO. Is Design subjective? Although most of us have a preference for a Garden style or an Architectural Period, most would agree that good design appeals to everyone.
This Design Studio will dive into the principles of landscape design through lectures and practical exercises. Assignments focus on the process of creating designs for residential sites.
Some of the topics covered include: measuring a site, creating site analysis, making functional diagrams, sketching concept plans, drafting preliminary plans, creating master plans, applying design principles

This blended online session and in-class seminar is perfect for new Landscape and Garden Designers that would like some formal training in design. It will also give confidence to those in the industry that have not been formally trained.

One Residential Landscape Project will be created from inception to Master Plans over the duration of the day. Attendees will complete each task which will be assessed by the instructor with constructive notes and feedback. It is helpful for attendees to have a working knowledge of a CAD program (ex. Dynascape/AutoCad) or have drafting skills prior to participating.

Recommended References Include:
Residential Landscape Architecture by: Norman Booth/James Hiss
Landscape Graphics by: Grant W. Reid ASLA

For those attending the online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $118.00
Non-member price: $244.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Date: Thursday February 24, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL034: Annuals, Perennials, Natives and Tropicals for Creative Container Applications
The popularity of container plantings for the garden continues to expand.
At one time, solely the domain of annuals, creative container plantings now encompass plant combinations from a broad range of plant categories.
Container plantings are very adaptable and have broad potential uses such as softening urban streets or creating interest on a patio with planting themes, such as a butterfly container. Join us as we explore different planting ideas and the tools available to help us make appropriate plant selections for those containers.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Rodger Tschanz, University of Guelph
Date: Thursday February 24, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL018: Introduction to Growing Vegetables
Here we look at how to get started. We will explore site selection and preparation, plant selection, and what the soil requirements are of a successful vegetable garden.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jodi Healy Mohawk College
Date: Friday February 25, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL082: NEW-Proud of My Pruning
We can do wonderful things…or terrible things when we prune. A blend of art and science, pruning can make or break a landscape. Join us to become a pruning hero and learn the methods and science of pruning, including what NOT to do, where to make proper cuts for healing, and video demonstrations. We’ll discuss how much to prune, specialty pruning methods, such as pollarding and coppicing, WHEN to prune and long-term things to watch out for.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 40
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Sean James, Sean James Consulting and Design
Date: Monday February 28, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL043: Company Culture – The Key To Employee Loyalty, Part Two
The depth and strength of a company are based on positive company culture. Learn how to engage employees to be the best brand ambassadors and drive your business forward. You will learn the key pieces required to have a strong culture, to create a solid team, and to have highly motivated employees.

Part two of this session will cover-The key to a strong management team Sharing and engaging employees – transparency Employees as brand ambassadors

This is an online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Greg Wildeboer, Whispering Pines Landscaping
Date: Monday February 28, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL023: Lighting 101: Installation
From making rock-solid connections to mounting in a tree. The basics of installing landscape lighting safely and properly. A great design is only as good as the ability to install it properly. Creative designs often require creative installation solutions. Hiding wire and connectors, and ensuring a safe and trouble-free system is crucial to client satisfaction.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: John Higo, Turf Care Products Canada
Date: Tuesday March 1, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL016: Unwanted Weeds and their ID by plant family
What are the common characteristics that make certain plants part of the same family? Here we will explore weeds and learn how to recognize them by family.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturist
Date: Wednesday March 2, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL083: NEW-Protecting Trees During Landscape Construction and Maintenance
Trees are often the largest and most desirable features on a property, however they are very susceptible to injury during construction and even routine landscape maintenance. This talk will provide a basic understanding of the needs of trees and the dos and don’ts of working around them. Tree protection bylaws will be reviewed and tips for creating an effective tree protection plan will be provided.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Todd Irvine, MFC, MA, ISA Certified Arborist
Date: Wednesday March 2, 2022 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
OL084: NEW-Leading Your Company to Grow & Prosper!
Finding it hard to grow your business? Are staff leaving just when you're ready to give them the opportunity they wanted
It’s unfortunate, but many business owners are not as profitable as they want to be.
Join an industry expert, as he shares his years of experience guiding landscape business owners on how to create a “Roadmap for Success”.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Andrew Wall, Sandler Training
Date: Thursday March 3, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL036: Aggregates,Soil Conditions and Drainage Efficiency
Use the right tools for the right job.
The same applies to when building a garden. To ensure that your project is built correctly, you need to understand the environment, soil conditions, and what materials to use to do the right job. This session will cover aggregates, their drainage properties, and how your site conditions will affect your choices for your build.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Tony Lombardi, CLD, Dr. Landscape
Date: Thursday March 3, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL044: Company Culture – The Key To Employee Loyalty, Part Three
The depth and strength of a company are based on positive company culture. Learn how to engage employees to be the best brand ambassadors and drive your business forward. You will learn the key pieces required to have a strong culture, to create a solid team, and to have highly motivated employees.

Company Culture part three will discuss -
*Having your employees thinking like owners
*Employee input to help strengthen systems
*Loyalty programs
*Social events – be creative

This is an online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Greg Wildeboer, Whispering Pines Landscaping
Date: Friday March 4, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL085: NEW-What To Do With A Downpour
Rain Gardens can be a beautiful addition to any yard and allow the planting of some truly interesting plants. They also help the environment by infiltrating water to clean it and restore the water table and base flow (the water that seeps through the ground to our creeks). We’ll cover how to design and build a rain garden including placement, construction, and plant choices.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Sean James, Sean James Consulting and Design
Date: Monday March 7, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL040: Landscape Construction Drawings
Learn the technical side of preparing Landscape Plans. What goes into developing a set of working drawings? This includes the following types of drawings: Grading Plans, Layout and Dimensional Plans, and Construction Details and well-executed Planting Plans.

This two-part session is ideal for the entry-level designer as well as the seasoned designer that would like to improve their technical knowledge of working drawings.

Recommended References Include:
Time-Savers Standards for Landscape Architecture by Charles Harris & Nicholas Dines

This is an online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $90.00
Non-member price: $120.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Beth Edney, CLD, Designs by the Yard
Dates: Monday March 7, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday March 14, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL086: NEW-Understanding, and The Not-So-Common Perennial
This session will help you understand perennials and how they grow. Discussing how the environment can impact the perennial selection and look at the qualities that make a good perennial.
The presenter will also cover some not-so-common perennials that have become favourites in his area.

This is an online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Robert Pavlis, Aspen Groves Garden
Date: Tuesday March 8, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL031: 5 Key Steps to an Efficient Morning Roll Out
This online session will help you understand how to greatly improve communication in your company so you can organize your crews in advance of the rollout.
You will learn how to engage your crew leaders and their labourers so they have buy-in to be highly efficient. There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing all your crews packed up and heading directly to their jobs within minutes of arriving at work. See the impact this can have on your bottom line with the implementation of a few simple tools!

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Greg Wildeboer, Whispering Pines Landscaping
Date: Tuesday March 8, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL014: Common Perennials and their ID by plant family.
What are the common characteristics that make certain plants part of the same family? Here we will explore perennials and learn how to recognize them by family.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturist
Date: Wednesday March 9, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL087: NEW- Bugs and Diseases are always a challenge
There is no magic cure for Japanese Beetles. Learning to identify the seemingly infinite range of bugs and diseases that want to use our landscapes as a dining room is the first step in controlling them. Learning the life cycle of each will show us the best time and stage of development to attack them. That will often allow us a pre-emptive strike against them before they become a visual problem.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Ken Brown, Gardening Enjoyed
Date: Thursday March 10, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL037: Soak Away Pits and Subgrade Drainage Systems
Inevitably, at some point in your landscape career, you will need to address surface water runoff, with a below-grade drainage system.
This session will help you determine the location, design, and calculate what you need for a subgrade drainage system that will be effective and redundant. Along with helping you make your choices for an effective system and the best options for surface and subgrade water management.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Tony Lombardi, CLD, Dr. Landscape
Date: Thursday March 10, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL030: Chainsaw Maintenance Awareness
Covering basic maintenance tasks for everyday chainsaw use and care.
The presenter will discuss fuel, lubrication, and most importantly sharpening and maintaining the cutting chain. If time allows tools and techniques will also be covered.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Representative from Total Rescue
Date: Friday March 11, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL088: NEW-What's Your Strategic Plan?
Strategic Planning - One of the most beneficial activities a business owner can undertake. Consider this process a way of taking a very close look at your business's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.
During this session, attendees will be able to start applying what they have learned immediately to drive real planning results within their organization. Without dumbing it down, the session boils down strategic planning to a series of systematic, understandable concepts to create a one-page plan for business success.

The program will cover the following:
Defining your practical vision
Understanding and defining your revenue growth drivers
Value proposition and target markets
Strategic imperatives
Converting your one-page plan into action

Discover the value in addressing each area as a great opportunity for business and market growth

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Peter Wright, President of The Planning Group
Date: Monday March 14, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL061-A: NEW- Invasive Species in Ontario
Invasive species are becoming common in both our natural areas and in our urban spaces, and it can be challenging to identify them. Plant keys are often used as a tool to identify native plants in a particular region, but these keys don't include the common invasives you may encounter.
In this session, we will look at how to identify common invasive species in Ontario, by comparing them to their native look-alikes.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturist
Date: Wednesday March 16, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL089: NEW- The Undiscovered World of Dynascape: Social/Learning Event
Is what we do not know harming us?
Learn some time-saving techniques in Dynascape to speed up your work process while producing professional drawings.
Some of the demonstrations covered will be creating your own toolboxes, prototypes, editing text and using your grips to expedite changes, and much, much more. Although this session is offered online, it is a practical session where you work along with the demonstrations.
Participants are strongly encouraged to have an extra monitor to follow along with the instructor.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $135.00
Non-member price: $180.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Beth Edney, CLD, Designs by the Yard
Date: Monday March 21, 2022 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
OL090: NEW- The Three Tenors + 1
Iris, Peonies, Daylilies, and Lilies can be the backbone of any good perennial garden. This session will discuss their growing conditions, maintenance, controlling the bugs, how best to utilize them in your garden design, taking into consideration their life span, and the best time to consider dividing them.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Ken Brown, Gardening Enjoyed
Date: Tuesday March 22, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL019: Designing Vegetable Gardens For Urban Spaces
Making the most of our small urban spaces means we need to incorporate both beauty and bounty in the same space. Here we will look at both the basic elements of landscape design and the principles of growing vegetables – and learn how to integrate them.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturist
Date: Wednesday March 23, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL038: Landscape Design Practice- Charging for Designs
Designers in all industries are challenged to be compensated well for their design efforts. Landscape Design is no exception.

Landscape Design Practice explores the best practices implemented in a Landscape Design business. Learn work processes including how to integrate client meetings, what drawings to include and the stages they are implemented. Billing, and contracts are always key components to being paid for landscape design work. Learn different approaches to charging for design services.

This session is for all designers of all levels and Design/Build Firms who would like to charge with confidence and to actually get paid for all your work.

Topics covered in the course:
• Design Log
• Design Contracts
• Client Meetings & Presentations
• The Psychology of Selling your Designs
• Different Ways to Get paid
• Plans and fee schedules

Recommended References Include: Residential Landscape Architecture: by: Norman Booth/James Hiss

This is an online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Beth Edney, CLD, Designs by the Yard
Date: Monday March 28, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
OL020: The Vegetable Garden - Planting and Maintenance
Here we will look at commonly grown vegetable species and outline their specific planting and maintenance needs. We will also look at common vegetable garden pests.

This is a online learning presentation. Digital platform details will be emailed closer to the presentation date.

LO member price: $45.00
Non-member price: $60.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Horticulturist
Date: Wednesday March 30, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
OL057: Construction - Successfully Integrating Water Features Into the Landscape
Pre-recorded YouTube video
During part two of this program. Randy will go over choosing the right elements for your project's beauty and functionality and understanding the order to build for efficiency and success

Once registered participants will be sent the pre-recorded video link.

LO member price: $195.00
Non-member price: $295.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Randy Tumber APLD, CLD, CHT, FLP
Date: Friday April 29, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL056: Designing - Successfully Integrating Water Features Into the Landscape
Pre-recorded YouTube video
During this segment Randy looks at the Design Principles and Elements that apply to all scales of projects as they relate to Successfully Integrating Water Features.

Once registered participants will be sent the pre-recorded video link.

LO member price: $195.00
Non-member price: $295.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Randy Tumber APLD, CLD, CHT, FLP
Date: Friday April 29, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL055: Liners and Leaks - Successfully Integrating Water Features Into the Landscape
Pre-recorded YouTube video's
Hear from one of the industry's finest Randy Tumber as he offers a detailed look at what is involved to design and build natural-looking water features that are effectively integrated into the landscape.
Participants will benefit from technical expertise that creates a completed aesthetic that takes a design beyond the visual to an emotional level.
Segments covered in OL055, the complete Integrating Water Features package include Design, Construction, Rocks, and Placement along with Liners and Leaks

Once registered participants will be sent the pre-recorded video links.

LO member price: $195.00
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Randy Tumber APLD, CLD, CHT, FLP
Date: Friday April 29, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL058: Rocks and Placement - Successfully Integrating Water Features Into the Landscape
Pre-recorded YouTube video
During this segment learn how to select the correct size, type, shape, and character of the rock, the aesthetics of natural rock placement and presentation, and the importance of safety in working with rocks.

Once registered participants will be sent the pre-recorded video link.

LO member price: $195.00
Non-member price: $295.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Randy Tumber APLD, CLD, CHT, FLP
Date: Friday April 29, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
OL059: Liners and Leaks - Successfully Integrating Water Features Into the Landscape
Pre-recorded YouTube video
In segment four of this series participants learn how to build for success and how to troubleshoot to avoid your worst nightmare.

Once registered participants will be sent the pre-recorded video link

LO member price: $195.00
Non-member price: $295.00
Maximum participants: 20
Location: Online Learning
Instructor: Randy Tumber APLD, CLD, CHT, FLP
Date: Friday April 29, 2022 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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