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This garden's growing to benefit Ellsworth community

Ask any gardener this season and they'll say it's been a long time coming.

A colder-than-normal spring contributed to a delay in planting throughout this area. However, the payoff from any wait, no matter the reason, is expected to be huge for at least one garden.

Ellsworth's community garden went into the ground late last month after almost two years of planning. The plot is on the west side of the local high school near the school's greenhouse.

"A lot of gardens are just now getting planted," School Superintendent Barry Cain said Wednesday, recognizing community garden organizers face the same situation, yet expect its harvest to reap significant benefits.

Read more in the print version of the Herald June 15.

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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