Win­ner Cat­e­gory 2

Fran­cois Le­hodey of Ed­mon­ton, Ab. for the best con­tainer gar­den.

Alberta Gardener Magazine - - Local Dirt -

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.

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