Planting the Seed

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A City Within A Park

Garden Club. You might imagine little old ladies with white gloves drinking tea and talking about herbs. But when it comes to the Westerville Garden Club, that image is far from reality, says club member, Barb Shepard.

“We are an active diverse group. Young and old; men and women. We enjoy planting and gardening, but community education is huge to us,” said Shepard.

Members from the Garden Club regularly teach a free class at the Westerville Community Center.

“It is a great partnership between Westerville Parks and Recreation and the Garden Club. We love being able to share knowledge and encourage others. It doesn’t matter if you live in an apartment or don’t have much of a green thumb, there are plenty of ways you can engage in gardening,” she said.

Many of the classes focus on being environmentally-friendly. Most recently, Michele White and Shepard presented a how-to workshop on making…

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