Aphria Inc., a global cannabis company, is combating winter blues and energizing the public with the launch of a Plant Positivity Winter Garden on Monday, January 20, known to some as Blue Monday — the most depressing day of the year based on factors such as weather conditions, debt levels and low motivation levels. With a vision to improve quality of life for communities and individuals, Aphria’s social impact platform, Plant Positivity, provides people with greater access to green spaces and creates opportunities to learn about plants and plant care.
Aphria’s Plant Positivity Winter Garden is a pop-up greenhouse experience featuring a 30-foot tunnel adorned with lush, live, green winter plants. The activation is designed to have visitors immerse themselves in the natural goodness of plants, increasing overall exposure to their power to heal, develop, thrive, connect, renew and rejuvenate.
“With shorter days, colder weather, holiday bills rolling in and back to work routines, our general well-being may be affected. And 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,” says Tamara Macgregor, Aphria Inc.’s Chief Corporate Affairs Officer. “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.
During the week of January 20th, people are invited to come and experience the Plant Positivity Winter Garden and explore the benefits of plants. From healing properties to cleaning the air to improved productivity, visitors will discover the incredible power plants have in helping us live better, not only during sunny months but throughout Canada’s shortened days of winter. The Winter Garden will create public dialogue around the different ways in which plants can impact our well-being – physically, emotionally and socially.
The pop-up will be open in Union Station’s West Wing from Monday, January 20 to Friday, January 24.