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By Gini Davis
The Creswell Chronicle 

New community garden promises summer harvest


June 14, 2018


Jenni Donley, who is spearheading a Community Garden in the garden at Creslane Elementary School, checks out some developing blueberries that will be ready for harvest this summer.

The garden in front of Creslane Elementary School is an expansive space full of promise. But it had been neglected for several years before new life was breathed into it during the 2017-18 school year by Creswell newcomers Leanne and Patrick Salandro.

But as the Salandros move on – literally – to the Oregon coast this summer, Jenni Donley, an energetic, enthusiastic local woman with 20 years of gardening experience, is taking over as Garden Lead at Creslane and adding a Community Garden component that will see its first harvest of vegetables and berries this summer.

"I'm very excited to...

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