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Garfield Park opens Children’s Garden

Moon and Stars watermelon © Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp

Moon and Stars watermelon © Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp

Garfield Park staff and supporters have transformed a vacant gravel lot into a Children’s Garden, rich with a bounty of fruits, vegetables and a haven for wildlife.

At a recent open house, Glen Schroering showed off his raised bed garden to his parents. Glen works the bed with Josh Westin, a sixth grade classmate at Hoosier Academy on Indianapolis’ southside.

On this night, Glen, 11, a second-year Junior Master Gardener, harvested an heirloom watermelon called ‘Moon & Stars,’ and fingerling potatoes. “I like planting seeds and watching the plants grow,” he said.

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