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Volunteers keep garden going

Josh LeCuyer sifts compost material to add soil to Houlton's gardens as friend Madeline looks on. Submitted photo1 / 3
Master Gardener Sandy Madsen, left, works with parent volunteer Sara Holmberg in Native American and pizza gardens at Houlton Elementary. Submitted photo2 / 3
Gabby Hon and her Mom, Ann, stopped by to pull weeds in Houlton's perennial garden on a hot evening. Submitted photo3 / 3

Each week a Houlton family contributes an hour to care for the Houlton Elementary School gardens. Master Gardener Sandy Madsen provides guidance and encouragement.

Madsen meets with Houlton's Student Garden Club once each week during March through November to help students learn more about planting, weeding, composting, perennials and vegetables.