Volunteers build beds for community garden

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Ridgefield — More than 50 volunteers worked March 26 to build raised beds for the new community garden in Ridgefield. Third grade students in Tim Dickinson’s class at Union Ridge Elementary School had staked out the location of the beds, and students at Union Ridge chose the name “Blue Heron Community Garden” through a contest sponsored by the PTA. The garden was previously called the Sargent Street Community Garden because it is located at Sargent Street and Fifth Avenue.

Twenty-two beds in various sizes were built and will be filled with topsoil. A building at the back of the lot will house the Ridgefield Garden Club’s tractor, which is used to water the hanging planter boxes in downtown Ridgefield.

Peter Rylander, 16, directed the activities as part of earning his Eagle Scout award. Boy Scout troop 310 and many local citizens helped.