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Volunteers complete work on Villa Park children's garden

Published: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 12:35 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 3:20 p.m. CDT
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Volunteers lay brick pavers at the Iowa Community Center's children's garden in Villa Park. On April 23, several volunteer groups worked to install landscaping, build planters and lay pavers for the children's garden that is located near the new community skatepark.

VILLA PARK – Volunteers from Home Depot in Oakbrook Terrace worked with community volunteers last month to help lay landscaping at the Iowa Community Center, which will be incorporated into the community's children's garden.

The volunteers also built six ADA-accessible, raised flower beds for the garden, and local families with children painted watering cans and outdoor furniture.

Another team of volunteers from James Martin Associates, a landscaping company in Vernon Hills, worked to install brick pavers at the children's garden.

"Normally, a project of this size takes about three days, but due to the [April 18] storm and all of the rain, we didn't have another option but to do it in one day," said Christina Poggi, a horticulturist and landscape designer for the children's garden.

Other organizations that have donated to the children's garden include Pioneer Garden and Feed, Platt Hill Nursery, Orchids by Hausermann's, Shemin Nurseries, Midwest Groundcovers, Oldcastle Materials, A.K. Mulch & Firewood and the Villa Park Junior Women's Club.

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