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Garden venture grows more than just produce
Girls learn life skills, self-reliance in summer leadership program
Faye Bush, right, watches Friday morning as the Newtown Florist Club girls leadership program members pick vegetables in the Ruby Wilkins Community Garden.
A group of girls spent Friday morning laughing with each other as they picked green beans and squash at the Ruby Wilkins Community Garden in Gainesville. Twenty-two girls will spend six weeks this summer participating in the Newtown Florist Club girls leadership program. The girls will spend part of their time maintaining the community garden and gathering the fruits and vegetables as they grow.