The ribbon was cut Monday (Sept. 18) evening at the Ashtabula County District Library’s Children Garden.
The garden is located immediately outside the children’s section of the downtown library and is in two sections. One is a circular walking path through plantings of native flowering plants. A second garden, near the building, is decorated with whimsical fairy houses.
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.—Cicero
The urban garden will provide a place for youngsters to learn about plants and where their food comes from, says Penny Neubauer, director of the ACDL. The library has big plans for the garden as well as the rest of the greenspace around the building. Neubauer says the plans include a gazebo or pavilion, walking path and perhaps a performance area.
Ducro Services donated $5,000 to create the garden; the balance of the project, $20,000, came from library funds.