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Ballpark Expansion Brings Change to Community Garden

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This will be the last time many gardeners harvest vegetables from the current community garden location. 


Lowell Fahrni has been growing potatoes, carrots and tomatoes for the past seven years. Some of his neighbors will be losing their current plot space to a parking lot. 

"They have mixed thoughts about moving, because some of them have put quite a bit of fertilizer in their plots, and they have to leave it. Especially if they live close by here they hate to move somewhere else," states Fahrni.

The expansion of the Municipal Ballpark will eliminate half of the community garden plots, but volunteer coordinator Kent Morrow says there will be plenty of space available for anyone who has a green thumb.

"There will actually be an equal number of plots available next year and in the years to come. The park board is very good about dealing with us and accommodating our need for garden space," says Morrow.

Even though there will be plenty of room to grow at the new facility in Tatley park off airport road, some gardeners won't be putting seeds in the ground next year.

"Well, a lot of them are disappointed and said they will just have to quit gardening because it is so far to go to another garden spot," says gardener Rose Voegele.

Fahrni says no matter where people garden, the hobby will still be refreshing.

"Just to get outside and watch things grow and of coarse you get the fresh produce out of it," says Fahrni.

The community garden will shut down on October 10th and reopen next May at both locations.

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