04/30/07 — Library looking for garden volunteers

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Library looking for garden volunteers

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on April 30, 2007 1:45 PM

The Wayne County Public Library has started its Community Garden Project for its second season.

Last summer, volunteers helped turn a plot of land near the library into a community garden. Library officials are urging others to join the effort and enjoy watching their efforts bloom.

Children's librarian Shorlette Stephens came up with the idea of establishing a community garden. She and assistant director Donna Phillips saw a need for a place where people from diverse backgrounds could meet and learn about each other.

From June through August, children and adults worked alongside each other in the garden growing vegetables, flowers -- and developing friendships.

This year, the garden will feature themed beds, reflective of the community's various ethnic cultures.

For information about how to volunteeer, call Mrs. Stephens at 735-1824 ext. 5104 or Mrs. Phillips at 580-4014.