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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


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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