We keep receiving letters of support for the YOTG 2022, thank you and keep them coming.
Garden Family Quotes of Support
“Gardens play an important role in creating a safe and healthy place for people to gather. They foster community. And they build food security. The Year of the Garden would foster awareness of a healthy, outdoor activity that fosters community and resilience.” – Steven Biggs, Director and Founder, Food Garden Life Media
“One of Lethbridge’s prominent tourist attractions is the Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden, which provides visitors and locals alike with a peaceful and stunning retreat from the everyday. Celebrating Canada’s “Year of the Garden” would create an even greater opportunity to display and promote the Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden!.” – Suzanne Lint, Chairperson of the Board, Tourism Lethbridge
“Gardens create and support life and offer a healthy outdoor activity, as well as an oasis for Canadians of all ages. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on the need to showcase activities that are not only healthy but create a sustainable future for generations to come. ”- Danielle St-Aubin, CEO, Tree Canada
“Gardens play an important role in creating a safe and healthy place to bring people together and connect us with Canada’s world of plants. This initiative would be a vital community catalyst for greater learning exploration and connection for Canadians of all ages supporting our organization’s mission.” – Tara Culham, Executive Director, BC Society of Landscape Architects
“We believe that a Year of the Garden will contribute to educate and inspire Canadians on ecological stewardship and their role in contributing to Canada’s fight on climate change and the conservation of Canada’s wildlife and habitats.” – Mike Bingley, Director of Education, Canadian Wildlife Federation
“On behalf of the Culinary Tourism Alliance (CTA), please accept this letter confirming our endorsement of the Canadian Garden Council’s initiative to have 2022 declared Canada’s Year of the Garden. Never before has the need for and appreciation of gardens and plants been more apparent than during these unprecedented times of COVID pandemic.” – Rebecca Mackenzie, President & CEO, Culinary Tourism Alliance
“As we rebuild our lives and businesses, cultivating our connection to nature will be just as critical for our well-being, as redesigning the economy.
Right now, we have a brief moment to embrace that anything is possible. “Year of the Garden” is an incredible opportunity to reimagine the world we want to live in. We can’t wait to seize it.” – Natasa Kajganic, Founder, Canadian Flowers Week
“Rest assured that the Domaine Joly-De Lotbinière National Historic Site of Canada, in the continuity of its annual program, will be present to invite the Canadian population to participate in activities and events to commemorate the history of the garden in the country, celebrate garden culture – today and tomorrow – as well as to create educational and entertaining garden experiences for all members of the family.” – Hélène Leclerc, Director, Domaine Joly-De Lotbinière
“Devoting the year 2022 to highlighting all the benefits and virtues of gardening and / or visiting gardens can only be beneficial for our communities.” – Alain Pineau, President, CEO, Forget for a Moment Foundation
“Gardens are an important form of landscape horticulture, a significant green infrastructure sub-sector. Year of the Garden will be an excellent way to promote the importance of, and various benefits provided by plants and gardens.” – Jennifer Court, Executive Director, Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition