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Scott Taylor, husband of Arline Taylor, waters the colorful blossoms that his wife tends as part of the Second Street Gardeners volunteer group.

Labor of love flowers on Second Street

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Twenty-six people spend mornings, evenings and weekends making sure the gardens that line Second Street corners are a sight to behold.

Started by Sandy Bowen in 2004, Second Street Gardeners is a volunteer effort to tend to gardens that might otherwise be neglected.

According to Bowen, a retired River Falls High School teacher, she often took walks down Second Street. Many times she noticed that the gardens that had been put in at a previous time were neglected.

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Jillian Dexheimer
Jillian Dexheimer has been a copy editor and reporter for the River Falls Journal since 2011. She previously worked for the River Falls Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. Dexheimer holds a sociology degree from UW-River Falls.
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