Ontario Native Plant Growers Association
– Helping to restore and sustain a healthy, biodiverse ecosystem in Ontario. –
– Supply quality Native Plants & Seeds. –
Healthy, biodiverse ecosystems across Ontario that are rich in Native plants.
To serve as a collective voice for Native Plant Nurseries and to supply quality native plant and seed and promote their use in restoring and sustaining healthy, biodiverse ecosytems in Ontario.
- Deveop a Native Seed Strategy for genetic conservation to ensure sustainable and genetically appropriate seed collecting (e.g., local, known provenance).
- Develop standards and share information for propagating plant material and managing plant pests and disease.
- Identify science and policy needs to ensure contiunued relevance and impact in achieving our mission.
- Develop standards and share information for labelling, marketing and distribution of native seed and plants.
- Work toward a reliable demand/supply relationship for the Native Plant industry in conjunction with clients and partners.
- Assist in the development of a strategic plan to giude the activites of the Native Plant industry
- Develop and implement a Communications Plan to engage and educate our internal and external audiences (sectors, partner agencies, government, First Nations, schools, etc.)
- Showcase successes in demonstrating the benefits of native plants.
- We will monitor and report on our progress in achieving our mission.
- We will verify our commitment to and achievement of environmentally sound propogarion techniques and seed provenance
For more information, please contact:
By The Bluffs
Ecological Nursery, Consultation, and Mixed Fruit & Nut Orchard (coming soon!)
Lake Charles, ON
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Director, Sales and Business Development
Ferguson Tree Nursery
275 County Rd. 44,
Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0