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Corporate landscape naturalization

This spring in Ontario, with little rain and drought-like conditions, continues to show us the flaws with large scale turf landscapes. Driving around Waterloo Region”s industrial and office parks one is already seeing lawns going dormant, and it’s only May.

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Sustainable landscape design: lawn alternatives

With a sense of urgency brought on by recent Province wide pesticide bans, 2012 will likely see more residents and local policy makers questioning not only the right to add chemicals to our lawns, but also the need for its very existence. You see, increased anxiety over pesticide & fertilizer usage is only one area…

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Open Ayr Gathering

On October 20th, 2011 Quiet Nature hosted the first annual Open Ayr Gathering of Applied Ecological Restoration Professionals. The weather was not in our favour, so the event was ironically held indoors at the historic Richwood Schoolhouse, a 150 year old stone building 10 km south-west of Ayr.

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Sustainable landscape design: what does it mean?

The word “sustainability” may be relatively new, and quite frankly overused, but its underlying ethic has deep roots on the North American continent. Native Americans have historically held to the “seven generations” rule, meaning that all decisions should take into account the impact on seven generations into the future.

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