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Community garden continues to grow in Colorado Springs neighborhood

Posted: 8:17 PM, Aug 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-19 22:17:56-04
Community Garden at Penrose Elementary

COLORADO SPRINGS — A community garden in Village Seven in the Springs continues to grow.

Three-years-ago, students and parents at Penrose Elementary re-purposed a rusty bike cage into a place to plant, learn, and play. Since then, the garden has become a source of pride for everyone in the area.

''The neighbors have been so impressed with it, and they come by, they make comments all the time. I think that they have really appreciated how much it's changed, and how much better it looks," said 2nd grade teacher, Marilyn Aaland.

A local eagle scout put in several features for project-base learning as well.

Aside from educational areas, the garden is also growing produce.