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The first year of Farmington's community garden was a success.

Harvest time at the community garden


This is the time of the year when gardeners begin to admit defeat. Seeds planted in the spring have grown into plants, produced flowers or vegetables. And now, most are starting to whither and die off.

That's what is happening at the community garden behind Meadowview Elementary School. As the days grow shorter, the sections of the garden are coming to an end. And that's okay, because next year's garden will be twice the size, and, organizers hope, just as successful.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard started covering the Farmington community in June, 1994. Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the Farmington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189, and acts as the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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