Three-thousand people have voted and the results are in - Heather Kemp and her family from Balgonie, Sask. are the winners of the third annual David Suzuki Digs My Garden contest. See the winners and their stories, and a collection of our favourite inspiring stories.

We saw more than 500 entries come in from every part of the country, then let you choose your favorites. They range from Melanie Kramer’s luscious balcony greenery in downtown Toronto, and Whitehorse’s Robin Round and her ‘North of 60’ garden, to Fort Calgary’s community garden that feeds some of Calgary’s most in-need.

“Everyone who participated in the contest - including the entrants and those who voted online - has shown that toxic pesticides simply aren’t necessary for a gorgeous green yard,” says David Suzuki. “Let’s hope that our governments get the message and ban the use and sale of lawn and garden pesticides.”

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