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Lowe’s volunteers works on Heritage Park Gardens

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Lowe's store manager Daniel Goff talks with hardware and tools department manager Doug Stephens at Heritage Park Saturday morning during a volunteer fence-building effort in the rain.
Brad Coman |

Despite wet weather, more than a dozen volunteers from the Carson City Lowe’s worked on a fence for the Heritage Park Gardens.

Lowe’s of Carson City’s Store Manager Daniel Goff authorized a beautification project at the gardens through their Community Outreach Program. Wearing their red shirts, volunteers will complete the fencing around the Children’s Garden and also create an events area in front of the garden gazebo. All materials and labor were provided by Lowe’s.

Heritage Park Gardens is a project of Main Street Gardnerville in cooperation with the Town of Gardnerville. It’s located just east of Heritage Park.

This project was started four years ago in order to provide growing spaces to local residents. Since its inception, a large Children’s Garden area has been added including an educational program with monthly workshops.

Two years ago, volunteers added a meditation labyrinth to the property.

Thirty raised beds are rented for the growing season by locals who want to grow their own healthy food. Surplus veggies are passed along to the Food Closet. Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts also participate in the program.

Main Street Gardnerville is a 501c6 nonprofit, and is a community-based self-help program with community members volunteering to revitalize downtown. Visit website at http://www.MainStreetGardnerville.org or find them on Facebook.