March 15, 2009
The feature garden created by members of LO’s London Chapter was a big hit with visitors to the London Homebuilders Association’s Lifestyle show in London, Ont., held from Jan. 23 to 25.

The LO booth was popular, as consumers grabbed the how-to sheets and handy pamphlets that outlined the best methods to hire a contractor. The Green for Life logo was proudly displayed in the garden. Approximately 10,000 people attended the show.
The London chapter took the opportunity to announce its Gardens of Distinction Tour, coming on July 11. The launch was well received by the hundreds who received the postcard.

This is the second year that the London chapter has been involved in the show. A special thank you goes to member Grant Harrison of Escape Outdoor Living Designs, who organized and installed the feature garden at the show, along with volunteer members Patrick J.Callon Landscape Design, Rural Roots Landscaping, PGS Landscape, Pete Vanderley’s Lawn Maintenance and Landscape Services and Sifton Properties.  Gratitude also goes to the suppliers who donated material: Stratford Farm Equipment, Fisher Landscape and Golf Supplies, Permacon Paving, Custom Metal Creations, Van Horiks Greenhouses and Brycraft Gardens. And, a big thank you to board members who worked the booth throughout the weekend, answering questions and promoting LO. Without these volunteers and suppliers, the chapter would not be able to participate in the show. Next year’s display will be even bigger.

CAption: Over 10,000 people visited the London Homebuilders Association’s Lifestyles Show, where the London Chapter’s garden was a big hit.