PALMER– A group of young gardeners in Marquette County got a chance to get their hands dirty this morning despite the rain.

The Community Garden in Palmer is beginning to see some produce, with the help of kids participating in the Summer Reading Program.

The garden has been up for about a month, but today some radishes were picked.

“We were down at the Community Garden, picked some radishes to see how our gardens are going down there, they’re doing awesome,” said Jan St. Germain of the Richmond Township Library.

About the program, participant Elizabeth Hewitt said, “It’s fun because sometimes you can get bored over the summer and sometimes you have nothing to do. And this gives you something to do every week.”

The program brings around thirty local kids together to do weekly activities while encouraging reading. The garden was built just a month ago. The program is run by the Richmond Township Library.

Some residents initially feared the garden might fall victim to vandalism, but so far none of that has happened.
While the rain did damper some of the gardening, the kids still found a way to have some fun by playing games.