Nov 3, 2023
Pursuing fulfillment by connecting with the natural world
Originally from Vietnam, Nguyen decided to pivot from her career in the financial sector toward a greener future by enrolling in the two-year Landscape Technician diploma program at Humber College.
Sep 5, 2023
Katie Erickson’s hard work pays off
Katie Erickson was one of 12 recipients of the $1,000 Post-Secondary Scholarship awarded by the Ontario Horticultural Trades Foundation (OHTF) in 2022.
Jul 14, 2023
Sophia Bearden swaps flour for flowers
Sophia Bearden was prompted to re-evaluate her career during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jun 2, 2023
Leadership goals in sight thanks to scholarship and role models
Keegan Stribbell was recently awarded a $600 Apprenticeship Scholarship from the Ontario Horticultural Trades Foundation.
Oct 12, 2022
Building a future with sustainable practices
Receiving an OHTF scholarship has allowed Craig Klomp to focus on learning.
Jul 4, 2022
Manpreet Kaur’s passion for horticulture grows at Fanshawe College
Manpreet Kaur is soaking up everything she can about horticulture everywhere she goes.
Jan 12, 2022
Horticulture becomes a cure and a calling
Staysail Shedd has found both a remedy and a career in horticulture.
Jul 6, 2021
Chadwick Lewis takes advantage of a great opportunity
Recent horticulture industries graduate from Algonquin College never grew up thinking he’d have a green career.
Mar 8, 2021
Laura Delorme gains knowledge and confidence through horticulture
Delorme has developed a fond appreciation for trees and would like to spend some time specializing in arboriculture.
Feb 8, 2021
Landscape architecture is the right career for James Hughes
Collaborative nature of landscape architecture was immediately appealing to Hughes.
Jan 5, 2021
Volunteering helped Olivia Hart discover what she was always meant to do
Algonquin College grad has a passion for edible gardening and pollinators.
Dec 11, 2020
Brent Wursten learns from others in the profession
Wursten enjoys using his knowledge and skills to transform and beautify outdoor spaces.
Jul 3, 2020
Stephaine Jocius plans a career in public horticulture
2020 graduate also has interests in Japanese-style gardens and rhododendrons
May 6, 2020
Meghan Thompson sees many exciting opportunities ahead
Future goals include furthering her education at UBC and spending a semester in Brazil.
Apr 3, 2020
Plants will always be a part of life for Tom Temming
Growing up on a dairy farm in Stratford, Ont., Tom Temming has always had an appreciation for the natural world.
Feb 4, 2020
Kelley DiFiore finds her true calling
Second career choice encompasses both a passion for art and a desire to contribute to society.
Dec 15, 2019
Hard work continues to provide new opportunities for David Swaby
Born and raised in Jamaica, David is currently enrolled at Seneca College in King City, Ont.
Jun 15, 2019
Tristan Collins learns in-school and on-the-job while working toward his goal
Apprentice receives support in many different forms.
Apr 1, 2019
Fueling a passion to help others
Cullen Family scholarship recipient is working toward a career in horticulture therapy.
Mar 7, 2019
Learning from the experience of others
Paul Wiench is thankful for the many professionals who take time to share their knowledge and experiences with students.
Jan 29, 2019
A natural path by design and desire to create
Landscaping is always something Blaise Mombourquette has wanted to do.
Jun 15, 2018
Passion for the outdoors leads to a career path
Giovanna Catenacci quickly fell in love with landscaping and horticulture.
May 15, 2018
Jana Freeman appreciates native plants
Jana Freeman enjoys the challenge of reintroducing native plants into the landscape.
Jun 15, 2017
Scholarship helps fund green roof research
Ontario Horticultural Trades Foundation research grant is helping Tyson Jennett to develop more effective substrate materials.
Apr 16, 2017
Jeryn Mackey finds green profession a natural fit
A profile of one of the many Cullen Family Scholarship recipients from 2016.
Dec 15, 2016
Fanshawe student was inspired by his grandfather to pursue a career in the green profession.
Apr 15, 2016
Niagara College student is planning a career in arboriculture or the grower sector.
Mar 15, 2016
Interest in green roofs leads Corina Ottnad to landscape technician program
An interest in green roofs and the environment prompted a change of career after 25 years.
Sep 15, 2015
Scholarship helps Andrew Burgess begin an exciting life journey
The year 2004 is a pretty significant time in Andrew Burgess’ life.
Jul 15, 2015
Scholarship helps Chad Loewen juggle school and business
Chad Loewen CLT was a busy young man juggling the tasks and pressures of running a business.
Jun 15, 2015
Elizabeth MacInerney: Scholarship helped with more than finances
When Elizabeth MacInerney received a $1,000 scholarship from the Ontario Horticultural Trades Foundation in 2005, it did more than provide financial assistance.
May 15, 2015
Jane Davey: Scholarship helps career change
In 2004, Jane Davey was in the midst of changing careers and entering school to tackle an industry she says that at the time was very new to her.