Community garden yields productive juvenile outlet

Friday, August 14, 2015
Community service officer Lorena Martinez works with juveniles in the community garden most morning during the spring and summer to get everything ready for the fall harvest.

by Tim Bondy

Mountain Home News

A small community garden near the Elmore County courthouse may not get a lot of attention, but for the past four years has harvested huge dividends for the community.

What started as just an idea in the mind of former Elmore County parole officer Ryan Melanese years ago has blossomed and grown into a raised garden with about a dozen beds and five large pots filled with vegetables and flowers.

For the full story, pick up a copy of the Mountain Home News or click on this link to subscribe to the newspaper's online edition.

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: