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Published July 12, 2009, 12:00 AM

Bookworms beautify library gardens

Bookworm Garden Club is a group of volunteers who come together at least one night per month to plant and tend the three gardens at the downtown Duluth Library.

By: Judy Comnick,

Submitted by Judy Comnick of Duluth.

Bookworm Garden Club is a group of volunteers who come together at least one night per month to plant and tend the three gardens at the downtown Duluth Library. This is one of many garden clubs in the city of Duluth that works to keep the city’s gardens beautiful for all to enjoy.

In May the garden club spent part of an afternoon and an entire evening working to change one of the gardens at the downtown library to fit Duluth’s landscape. Three additional people came forward and volunteered their expertise, equipment, time and physical labor to help make that happen.

Linda Ferrin, a landscape designer from Engwall’s Garden Center, helped plan and implement that plan to build the garden.

Sue Brockman and her son, Jesse, from Northern Exposure Landscaping, donated their equipment and time to help pull the project together. They also donated a book carved out of rock as a focal point of one of the gardens.

Engwall’s Garden Center offered a discount on plants and materials to help make these gardens better and something our city can be proud of. We plan on continuing to take advantage of that discount.

We hope everyone can enjoy all the gardens throughout the city this summer, with thanks to all the volunteers and garden club members. They’ve put in numerous hours throughout the years volunteering and fundraising for plants and materials to make our city even more beautiful, and best of all, at no cost to the taxpayers.

If you’d like more information about Bookworm Garden Club, contact Pam Ellison at (218) 624-4726.

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