PlantWise Industry Program
Horticulture Industry: Become a PlantWise Industry Partner!
The PlantWise program supports the horticulture industry's transition to become invasive-free and we welcome all plant growers, retailers, specifiers, and landscapers throughout the province to join this exciting program.
To become a PlantWise Industry Partner:
- Contact the Invasive Species Council of BC (ISCBC) 1-888-933-3722 to get started
- Sign and submit the PlantWise Code of Conduct to become a PlantWise Partner. You will receive the PlantWise Industry Partner Kit that includes useful PlantWise resources, information, and tools to help you communicate your invasive-free business
- Complete an in-house review to identify any of the 26 Grow Me Instead invasive plants in your inventory
- Refer to the Industry Partnership Guide for tips and hints as you work towards establishing and maintaining your business as invasive plant-free. This can include: free PlantWise training; resources from the PlantWise website for use in your business including online training webinars, factsheets and reports, free mobile application, and more; and updates on invasive species prevention, management and events from ISCBC
- Annual check-in from a PlantWise representative
- Receive promotion and recognition through the partnership as an invasive plant-free business
Benefits to participating businesses/companies:
Businesses that sign and submit the PlantWise Code of Conduct automatically have their name and link to their website posted on both the ISCBC and PlantWise websites. Your business will be seen as an industry leader in responsible gardening by setting an example for other businesses in eliminating the introduction and spread of invasive ornamentals. Your voluntary and successful participation in the PlantWise program is one more thing that you can do to attract and retain customers.
Contact ISCBC to get started. Together we are making a difference!