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Garden termed a success

TICONDEROGA - The Community Garden at the First United Methodist Church in Ticonderoga had a very successful first season.

Vegetables have all been harvested now and the fall clean-up has just about been completed. Members of the community garden worked spring and summer to be able to reap the benefits of gardening their own plot.

Through the combined efforts of Eagle Scout Kevin Densmore's project and the First United Methodist Church trustees a fenced in area was created with good soil and water to make it suitable for those who wanted to garden.

Members of The Carillon Garden Club established guidelines and managed the area. Part of the community garden even produced fresh vegetables for the Ticonderoga Food Pantry.

"A dream has definitely come true to turn a field of weeds into an area that can produce wholesome, nutritious food," said Betty Rettig.

Those who tended their plots at the community garden agreed to use organic methods as much as possible.

To continue into next year, organizers are seeking a donation of composted manure to be spread onto an area approximately 16,000 square feet. Anyone able to supply the composted manure should call Rettig at 585-7247.

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