5/16/2022 9:52:00 AM "I love the fresh veggies, my own veggies"
Nicky Ashkelon of Stewartville displays part of the harvest from her plot in the Stewartville Community Garden in summer 2012. She harvested 30 watermelons, 30 cantaloupes and much more that year. “It’s awesome,” she said at the time. “It was a great year.”
With the coming of spring, even with a spring as late as this year's, Stewartville and area residents always look forward to planting their crops in the city's Community Garden. Cheryl Roede, city clerk, said there are 36 plots in this year's garden, all of which will be occupied for the coming summer. Residents pay $20 for each 20-foot by 20-foot plot. The Community Garden, located near the water tower just south of Southern Hills, is a valuable asset that naturally brings people together, Roeder said... For more on this story pick up your copy of the May 17 Stewartville STAR.