Children's garden in Riverside sprouts interest in landscaping
RIVERSIDE – The children's garden in front of the Riverside Public Library had two caretakers last week: members of the Bolchert family and Mother Nature.
Local children helped construct the beds and plant vegetable seeds near the library May 18 as part of the FRED Build-a-Bed project. Overseen by the Frederick Law Olmsted Society, the garden will sprout tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, lettuce, onions, peas and a variety herbs, said Shawn Sinn, a member of the Olmsted Society's Board of Directors.
"For the bulk of the summer, the garden will be tended by children in the Riverside Recreation Department's play camp," Sinn said. "But before and after that, we'll need local families to tend the garden. We've been recruiting volunteers to take on the responsibility of watering and weeding the garden for one week at a time."
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