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June 28, 2018 Wellman garden gets tidy
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ARTICLE DESCRIPTION:

Ten years ago, Miriam Righter noticed the flower garden at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Third Street across from Freeman Foods was overgrown and needed help.

She contacted City Hall and got the go-ahead to bring order to the garden.

She has been tending the garden ever since, a task she cherishes. And it fits in with her Master Gardener training.

Five years ago, she adopted two girls – Emily, now 13, and Isabelle, now 10 – who help her with the work.

Over the years, Righter has been bringing order to the garden while trying to keep the weeds down. Peonies line the north edge of the garden plot, and a thick bed of mulch helps her stay ahead of the weeds.

“I am happy to be able to give back to the community,” Righter said.

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