A public park in downtown Gardnerville will be growing more than grass and shade trees this summer.
Members of Main Street Gardnerville, in conjunction with town officials, are in the process of transforming a 1.5-acre portion of Heritage Park into a community garden.
"It seems to be very popular with the community. Everyone who walks by yells, 'Thanks for doing this,'" said Carol Sandmeier, chair of the Main Street Design Committee. "We hope this will be a place where people gather, and eventually will become a tourist attraction and location for special events, too. There are endless possibilities."
It was …