Great Gardening Weekend 2013 - Isabelle Dupras, winner of the Henry Teuscher
MONTREAL, May 24, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - The Montréal Botanical Garden—a
Montréal Space for Life—is proud to be giving Ms.Isabelle Dupras the
Henry Teuscher award at the Great Gardening Weekend 2013. The winner is being
recognized for her meaningful contribution to the advancement of Québec
A dedicated visionary
With a background as a landscape architect, Isabelle Dupras has spent more
than 20years promoting and preserving the native flora of Québec. A
visionary of this growing trend, she uses her inexhaustible energy to carry
out innovative projects that are proof of her consistent dedication to the
biodiversity that is essential to our urban and rural ecosystems.
Rigour and passion
Rejecting preconceived notions in horticulture, Isabelle Dupras focuses on
solutions adapted to today's environmental issues. She puts all of her passion
into raising awareness of the importance of offering native plants in
nurseries in order to counter wild and uncontrolled crops.
A journey filled with achievements Isabelle Dupras is co-founder and President
and CEO of Horticulture Indigo, a nursery and centre for excellence, research,
innovation and knowledge sharing. A founding member and administrator of
FloraQuebeca—an organization dedicated to protecting flora and its
habitats—she has helped develop a provincial standard requiring that native
and naturalized plants sold on the market be produced in nurseries. A trainer,
author and designer, she takes credit for over one hundred publications,
access to more than 250native species including a collection in
biodegradable pots, and seeds used for ecological restoration and landscaping.
The Henry Teuscher awards, a tradition since 1999
The winners from 1999 to 2012 were: Francis H. Cabot (2012, posthumously);
Hélène Leclerc (2011); Jacques André Rioux (2010); Elsie Reford and
Alexander Reford (2009); Jean-Claude Vigor (2008); Émile Jacqmain (2007);
Fred Oehmichen (2006); Daniel A. Séguin (2005); Gaëtan Hamel (2004); Milan
B. Havlin (2003); Henri and Camille Perron (2002); Wilfrid Meloche (2001);
Roger Van den Hende (2000) and Tony Huber (1999).
The Montréal Space for Life is the world's first ever site dedicated to both
human beings and nature. It includes the Biodôme, Insectarium, Botanical
Garden and Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium. Together, they are committed to
preserving and enhancing biodiversity, and call on citizens locally and around
the world to join this bold and creative urban movement.
Karine Jalbert, Communications Coordinator Telephone: 514-872-1453
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