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Aphria to open pop-up garden in Toronto’s Union Station

Canadian pot producer, Aphria, is combating winter blues with the launch of a Plant Positivity Winter Garden in Toronto.

From Monday, Jan. 20, known to some as Blue Monday — the most depressing day of the year — until Friday, Jan. 24, Aphria’s pop-up greenhouse at Union Station will feature a 30-foot tunnel adorned with live winter plants and tips that visitors can use to integrate plants into their everyday life.

“While most people recognize the positive role plants can play in supporting their active pursuit of wellness and improved quality of life, many don’t know how to incorporate them into their daily lives, especially in the winter,” said Aphria’s Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Tamara Macgregor. “Through our social impact platform Plant Positivity, Aphria is bridging the gap by providing education, increasing access to plants and driving meaningful impact in the communities we serve.” 

Five benefits of having plants in your home 

  1. Plants help to increase oxygen levels making it easier to breathe.
  2. Plants increase indoor humidity which can decrease the frequency of dry skin, sore throats, colds and even the flu.
  3. They remove indoor air pollutants including low levels of carbon monoxide and formaldehyde.
  4. Viewing plants after surgery can speed up recovery. 
  5. When it comes to work, being around plants improves concentration, memory and productivity.

Headquartered in Leamington, Ontario, Aphria is a leading global cannabis company setting the standard for low-cost high-quality cannabis. Aphria products are designed to meet the needs of every consumer segment. 

RELATED: Aphria leaves Canadian Cannabis Awards with seven wins

Last year, Aphria’s Plant Positivity platform created six new garden spaces at Toronto’s Evergreen Brick Works. Each Aphria garden focused on a different element of plants’ power to heal, connect, and develop both individuals and society. The gardens added more than 50 varieties of native plant species to the existing 8,000-square-metres of gardens across the property. 

The Plant Positivity Gardens won second runner up at Toronto’s Green Choice Awards 2019 for the Garden Escape category.

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