Communities in Bloom (CIB) 2013 Conference Presentations

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Green Spaces throughout the Seasons

Presentations from the Communities in Bloom
National Symposium on Parks & Grounds

Ottawa-Gatineau, ON & QC
October 23-26, 2012

*Please note that some presentations are quite large and may be slow to download.

This annual symposium and awards ceremony includes presentations, community exhibits and announcements of the national award winners from Canada and the international competition.

Benefits of the Canadian Forces Sustainable Communities Program

Compares the national Communities in Bloom categories with the Canadian Forces Sustainable Communities categories, looks at the benefits of...

Breaking Garden Myths and Building Garden Truths

Describes common garden and landscaping myths and truths.Presentation from the Communities in Bloom 2013 National Symposium on Parks &...

Canadensis: The Garden of Canada - le Jardin du Canada

Describes the vision, mission, and project planning for Canadensis, the International Botanic Garden of Canada in Ottawa, for which the 1st...

Enhancing Streetscapes Without Busting the Budget

A brief demonstration of containers (pots and pouches) that can save money, labour, water, and greenhouse space, and help communities to...

Gardens of Remembrance Program / Programme des Jardins du Souvenir

Describes the program of CiB which aims, in the spirit of commemoration, to engage communities throughout Canada to honour Veterans by...

Green and Grey Infrastructure Working Together: Protecting Tomorrow Today: Educate, Advocate, Celebrate

Describes Green versus Grey infrastructure, the goals of green infrastructure, and its health, environment, safety, education, and economic...

Grow Me Instead: Invasive Horticultural Plants, and their Alternatives

Describes invasive plants - the problem, how they got here, how they spread - and horticultural invasive plants and their alternatives. The...

L’agriculture urbaine : une tendance mondiale qui s’enracine / Urban Agriculture: A Growing Global Movement

Provides a summary of this growing trend, its background, growth and benefits, and provides examples of many successful gardens....

L’agroforesterie et sa contribution au paysage périurbain / Agoforestry and Its Contribution to Periurban Landscape

Presenter: Alain Cogliastro, Ph.D, Montréal Botanical Garden   This presentation defines agroforestry and details the...

Mitten Art Project - Carleton Place

This presentation describes the project of displaying colourful painted wooden mittens on the lamp post standards along the main streets in...

New Trends in Coloring Your Summer and Fall Seasons

Presenter: Dr. Marvin Miller, Ball Horticultural Company Looks at the results of a Canada-wide survey on floricultural trends, such as use...

Opening Luncheon Presentation with Keynote Speaker Jean-François Trépanier (Chief Executive Officer, National Capital Commission)

Slides of National Capital Commission properties.Presentation from the Communities in Bloom 2013 National Symposium on Parks & Grounds

Parcs Canada, inspirant à travers les saisons / Breathing Parks Canada Through Every Season

Describes the many types of outdoor opportunities, for every season, that are offered at national parks and national historic sites....

Pesticides and Health Canada

Provides an overview of how pesticides are approved for use in Canada and the science that forms the basis of these decisions. Describes...

The Canadian Seed Industry

Describes and provides statistics on the seed industry in Canada, such as use of certified seed, seed export, technology, and more....

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission / La Commission des sépultures de guerre du Commonwealth

An overview of the horticultural support of the war graves of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission under the auspices of the Canadian...

The National Capital Region, A Vibrant, Four Season Capital / La Région de la Capitale Nationale, Une Capitale Vivante en quatre saisons

The presentation highlights the four season opportunities provided by the NCC and its partners in the capital region, for use of...

Trees For Life

Describes the Trees for Life purpose to create a 40% urban tree canopy across Canada by 2050, and explains the scientific evidence of...

Valued Natural Ecosystems and Habitats of the National Capital Commission

Looks at sites in the Capital Region that are essential to maintaining biodiversity and that exhibit a combination of the following...

Wood Buffalo's Salute to Winter

Provides a regional overview of Wood Buffalo, and its many winter activities, including the Lights of Christmas and Festival of Trees....
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