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Areka Foster weeding one of the beds.

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A raised bed of pumpkins outside of the garden proper.

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Tyler Foster, 8, left, and his mom, garden co-founder Areka Foster, of Rossford, weeding one of the raised beds before planting it.

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Garden founders, Areka Foster, of Rossford, left, and Maria Viles, of Perrysburg, and a bed of pepper plants.

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A family member made the sign for the garden that sits along Bates Road.

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A melon plant. Fresh fruit was one of the responses to the co-founders when they asked the Cherry Street Mission what produce they would like.

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Snow peas are ready for harvest.

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A Roma-type tomato. Some of the tomato plants were given to them by Toledo GROWS.

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Areka Foster planting sweet peppers.

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The garden uses both hills, rear, and raised beds for planting.

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One of scores of tomato plants, some of which were given to them by Toledo GROWS.

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Tyler Foster, 8, left, and his mom, garden co-founder Areka Foster, of Rossford, weeding one of the raised beds before planting it.

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A floating row cover keeps the bugs, bunnies and squirrels from the Swiss chard and eggplant growing in the raised bed.

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Compost bins at the garden.

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Maria Viles weeds one of the beds.

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Garden founders, Areka Foster, of Rossford, left, and Maria Viles, of Perrysburg, and a bed of pepper plants.

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Garden tools.

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Garden co-founder Maria Viles, of Perrysburg, weeding one of the raised beds before planting more yellow squash.

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Yellow squash growing in a raised bed at the garden, center. Varieties of winter squash are in the bed at left; at right, a bed in the process of being weeded.

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Garden co-founder Maria Viles , of Perrysburg, weeding one of the raised beds.

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A raised bed of pumpkins outside of the garden proper.

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A squash blossom.

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Cucumbers begin the climb up a trellis.

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A small tomato plant.

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Dennis Szilak, of Perrysburg, planting a flat of tomato plants in the garden.

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A variety of tomato plants in hills, or mounds, in the garden.

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Maria Viles, is excited to see the growth of the eggplant under the floating row cover.

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