Growing Great Places Together

Ennis Town, County Clare, Ireland – 2023 International Finalist

Ennis Town, County Clare, Ireland – 2023 International Finalist Ennis is the largest town in Munster, the Capital Town of County Clare with a population in excess of 25,000 inhabitants.  Ennis Town Centre is distinguished by its medieval townscape character of narrow streets, laneways and traditional buildings, complemented by the natural qualities of the River […]

Sussex, New Brunswick – 2023 International Finalist

Sussex, New Brunswick – 2023 International Finalist Introducing SUSSEX; as of January 1, 2023, the Town of Sussex, amalgamated with the village of Sussex Corner and part of the local service district of the parish of Sussex to establish this new entity. SUSSEX (population 6,000) is centrally located in southern New Brunswick, and is the […]

Town of Stonewall, Manitoba – 2024 National Finalist

Town of Stonewall, Manitoba – 2024 National Finalist The Town of Stonewall is located along Provincial Trunk Highway 67 with a population of 5,046 and growing!  Conveniently located just 25 kilometers north of Winnipeg, Stonewall offers its residents a friendly, quiet, rural alternative to life in the big city.  Stonewall was founded in 1878, and […]

City of Dauphin, Manitoba – 2023 National Finalist

City of Dauphin, Manitoba – 2023 National Finalist Dauphin is located in the heart of the Parkland region of Manitoba, nestled between the Riding Mountain National Park and Duck Mountain Provincial Park. Known as the “City of Sunshine”, it is also a city of festivals, becoming home to Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival and Dauphin’s Countryfest, […]

City of Brandon, Manitoba – 2023 National Finalist

City of Brandon, Manitoba – 2023 National Finalist Brandon was once a small service junction along the Canadian Pacific Railway but has grown to a city that offers a wealth of urban facilities for the region including a university, community college, a health care complex and a wide range of recreational facilities. The City of […]

City of Coquitlam, British Columbia – 2023 National Finalist

City of Coquitlam, British Columbia – 2023 National Finalist In Coquitlam we live on nature’s doorstep, giving us the opportunity and responsibility to protect, nurture, and support conservation efforts. Coquitlam is a diverse and active community focused on building a stronger and more connected community. We continue to work hard to engage residents, organizations and […]

Town of Provost, Alberta – 2023 National Finalist

Town of Provost, Alberta – 2023 National Finalist Provost, a community of approximately 1900 residents, serves a large rural area that reaches into Saskatchewan and sits 17 km from the provincial border. Provost has two economic drivers, the energy sector with extensive oil & gas reserves and the agricultural sector with both crop and livestock […]

City of Leduc, Alberta – 2023 National Finalist

City of Leduc, Alberta – 2023 National Finalist Leduc is a growing, dynamic city in the heart of Canada’s economic engine and conveniently located at the crossroads of air, highway and rail transportation. The City of Leduc is the centre of innovation, entrepreneurship and quality of life. As a regional leader the city, together with […]

Town of Gibbons, Alberta – 2023 National Finalist

Town of Gibbons, Alberta – 2023 National Finalist Rich in Heritage – Gibbons is named after one of the most energetic, determined pioneers to ever settle in this area. In April of 1892, William Reynolds Gibbons decided it was time for himself, his wife and his three young sons to head west from their home […]

THE BUSY SUMMER OF 2022!

THE BUSY SUMMER OF 2022! submitted by Norene Smiley, Pugwash Communities in Bloom Huge mulching work parties! Weeding planting up a storm! Preparing for national judges, joining a national garden campaign and planning a community art extravaganza! Pugwash Communities in Bloom volunteers, new and old, met the challenges this summer. Their energy and dedication resulted […]

Top Picks for Rabbit Resistance

Top Picks for Rabbit Resistance By Sarah Greenwood, Darwin Perennials Global Product Development Manager If your landscape designs are frequented by fluffy garden thieves, you might find yourself wondering what plants can coexist with these creatures so that your flowers can thrive in all their nibble-free glory. When talking about rabbit resistant plants, it’s worth […]

HUGS pour Humboldt devient une réalité

HUGS pour Humboldt devient une réalité Auteur: Karen Stephenson, Scotts Canada En avril 2018, les Broncos de Humboldt, une équipe canadienne de hockey sur glace junior “A” de Humboldt, en Saskatchewan, ont été impliqués dans une terrible tragédie au cours de laquelle 16 personnes ont perdu la vie. Les gens à travers le Canada et […]

HUGS for Humboldt becomes a reality

HUGS for Humboldt becomes a reality Author : Karen Stephenson, Scotts Canada In April 2018 the Humboldt Broncos, a Canadian junior “A” ice hockey team from Humboldt, Saskatchewan were involved in a terrible tragedy in which 16 people lost their lives. People across Canada and the World were moved by the loss experienced by one […]

Un jardin pour chaque école!

Un jardin pour chaque école! Scotts Canada Cultivez le bonheur pour les jardins scolaires aide l’Année du jardin à atteindre son objectif par Karen Stephenson Directrice, Affaires réglementaires et des relations avec les intervenants pour Scotts Canada. C’est l’année du jardin ! Pour beaucoup d’entre nous qui sont des jardiniers passionnés ou qui souscrivent à […]

Community Gardens Winning Awards

Community Gardens Winning Awards By: Jeff Gibson, Ball Horticultural IGC, Landscape & University Trials Garden Manager For the past eight years I’ve had the pleasure to participate as a judge for the All-America Selections (AAS) Display Garden Contest. The theme for the 2021 contest was “Diversity in the Garden.” For those of you not familiar […]

A Garden for Every School!

A Garden for Every School! Scotts Canada Gro for Good – School Garden Edition helps Year of the Garden Achieve Its Goal By Karen Stephenson Director, Regulatory Affairs & Stakeholder Relations for Scotts Canada It’s the Year of the Garden! For many of us who are avid gardeners or subscribe to the belief that garden […]

Hot tips for the cool season

Hot tips for the cool season Freshen up spring with these pops of colour By Jeff Gibson, Ball Landscape Business Manager When the weather breaks and landscapes burst forth with renewed colour, it lifts our spirits and excites us for the spring season ahead. It’s unfortunate this time of year is so short-lived, but you […]

Du jardinage en classe!

Du jardinage en classe! Malgré la pandémie Covid-19, la Fondation Nutriments pour la vie continue d’offrir de l’information aux écoles.  En octobre, le directeur régional Kent Lewarne a été invité à l’école primaire de Crystal City au Manitoba. Kent a travaillé avec l’institutrice Mme Leadbeater pour s’assurer que toutes les activités se dérouleraient selon les […]

Grazie mille a Cervia !

Grazie mille a Cervia ! Città Giardino – Maggio in Fiore La Ville de Cervia fut, en 2015, la première collectivité à être officiellement nommée par Comuni Fioriti pour représenter l’Italie au sein du Défi international Collectivités en fleurs. Cervia a remporté sa catégorie et a reçu 5 Fleurs Argent. Cervia est bien connue en […]