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Dave Barger takes a moment to harvest a few peas from his community garden plot on Monday. Barger said the community garden gives him a chance to play in the dirt each summer.

Garden offers growers a local food source

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For the past dozen years, local gardeners have had space to grow fresh vegetables and flowers even when their own yards didn't have room for such activities.


That's because the St. Croix Valley Gardeners organization has been providing land in and around New Richmond for a community garden since 2000.

The current five-acre plot used for the community garden is located north of New Richmond along Highway 65, next to Garden Expressions.

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