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The Economy of Hope

As communities strive to build climate resilience and reverse the trend of biodiversity loss, demand for readily available ecologically appropriate native seed and plants continues to increase dramatically.

The Economy of Hope: Growing Healthy Landscapes in the Greater Golden Horseshoe in Partnership with Native Plants shows that in southern Ontario, where habitat loss is especially high, the native plant sector offers serious opportunity for investment and support to build a robust and ethical supply chain to meet healthy landscape restoration targets.

The report emphasizes the importance of grounding the growth of the sector in Indigenous leadership, as Indigenous Peoples have been stewards of the land since time immemorial, with the goal of reconciling peoples and ecosystems.

The report concludes with 15 recommendations for actions to support the native plant economy and increase biodiversity protection and climate resilience.