Winner Category 2
Francois Lehodey of Edmonton, Ab. for the best container garden.
With a glorious celebration of Red and White, even the tomatoes take center stage in Francois Lehodey’s massive container garden! Filled with petunias, zinnias and geraniums, Francois’ Celebration is overflowing with Canada’s colours! Francois, who has been gardening for over 40 years credits much of his gardening knowledge from his mother. He also has inherited her deep care for sustainability and helping those in need provide for themselves. His parents have provided the motivation every year to grow fresh foods and he currently belongs to the Jardin communautaire Campus Saint-jean Community Garden. A bilingual group open to staff, Résidence Saint-jean students and members of the surrounding neighborhood. To this day he continues to volunteer, helping distribute for greenhouses for Sustainable foods Edmonton for generations growing and gardening together.
Francois drives for Greyhound and teaches flying lessons in his spare time so he has to fit his gardening hobby into an already busy schedule. As well as providing vegetables for his table, gardening also has a very relaxing effect on him and helps alleviate the stress of his day to day life.
Francois has taken a keen interest in sustainability and is deeply committed to making use of the abun-
Francois' container garden featured vibrant red and white petunias, zinnias and geraniums.
Francois Lehodey of Edmonton, Ab.