Grow Me Instead

GMI_640x424The OIPC and members of the Horticultural Outreach Committee (HOC) worked with the horticulture and landscape industry in 2011 to develop a provincial Grow Me Insteadcampaign.

The Grow Me Instead guides inform gardening enthusiasts about some of the popular invasive plants that can sometimes cause problems in the landscape. The guides highlight a variety of native and non-native plant alternatives found to be non-invasive in Ontario.

The OIPC and the HOC have also worked together to establish the Grow Me Instead Nursery Recognition Program. This program recognizes nurseries that carry and promote the sale of the non-invasive and native garden plants featured in the Grow Me Instead guide. These nurseries also distribute copies of the guide.

Click here to download copies of the Grow Me Instead guides and for a list of participating nurseries and greenhouses in the Nursery Recognition Program.