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Children dig in at community garden
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Evelyn Marquez, 6, uses a large shovel to help plant a community garden at Melrose Apartments. - photo by NAT GURLEY
The Gainesville Housing Authority kicked off a community garden project Wednesday with a lot of little help at Melrose Apartments. About 30 children from the Melrose complex signed up for weekly garden club meetings at the Innovation Station community center behind the Davis Street public apartment complex. They munched on healthy snacks before planting 14 types of vegetables, herbs and flowers in the wood mulch behind the center.