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Springs community garden to be expanded

The Rotary Community Garden of Coral Springs is set to be expanded next year; the decision comes in the wake of the enthusiastic response to the project from residents.

“We plan to double the size of the garden,” Howard Ehrlich, Coral Springs Rotary Club member and a key member of the garden committee, said. “We are also thinking about building a fruit orchard; practically every fruit grows in Florida.”

The original idea was to have twenty 8’ by 4’ garden plots, with individuals or organizations paying $32 per year for a plot. “We now have 21 plots; people are growing everything from peas, tomatoes, herbs, carrots and radishes,” Ehrlich said. “We have men, women, and children involved. I’m sure people will love our decision to have a fruit orchard.”

There is currently a waiting list of 12 for plots, Coral Springs parks and recreation director Rick Engle said. “The original plots sold out real quick; there are some groups, but it is mostly individuals.”

To become a garden committee member, call Dave Johnson at 954-796-0031.

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