With the coming of spring, Stewartville and area residents always look forward to planting their crops in the city's community garden. Cheryl Roeder, city clerk, said there are 30 plots in this year's garden, all of which have been filled for the coming summer. Residents pay $20 each for each 20-foot by 20-foot plot. The community garden, located near the water tower just south of Southern Hills, is especially meaningful for this year's gardeners, Roeder said. "This year there is a different meaning because of the COVID-19," she said. "We have people who love to garden who are out there. This year it's even more exciting for them because they've stayed at home for the last couple of months, and they're very excited to be out there digging in the dirt..." For more on this story pick up your copy of the May 26 Stewartville STAR.