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Western Illinois University School of Agriculture's Joel Gruver (green shirt) and members of the Macomb Community Garden distributed plants to Heritage Days parade goers in Macomb last Saturday. Photo courtesy of Abby Wendle.
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Community Garden Members Give Away Plants at Heritage Days

June 30, 2015


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MACOMB, IL — Western Illinois University School of Agriculture's Joel Gruver and members of the Macomb Community Garden distributed plants to Heritage Days parade goers in Macomb last Saturday.

Gruver, an associate professor and director of Western's Allison Organic Research and Demonstration Farm, is currently the president of the Macomb Community Garden (located on East Wheeler St., north of HyVee in Macomb). He said the plant giveaway during the parade this year was the eighth annual plant distribution.

"My late wife, Lisa, and I organized the first plant distribution in 2008," noted Gruver.

Parade 2
Photo by Abby Wendle

Parade 3
Photo by Barbara Gruver


parade 1
Photo by Abby Wendle


For more photos, see:

Photos by J. Gruver: picasaweb.google.com/107352021249950388959/HeritageDayParade2015#

Photos by Abby Wendle: picasaweb.google.com/107352021249950388959/AbbysParadePics

Photos by J. Gruver (Heritage Days, 2014): picasaweb.google.com/107352021249950388959/HeritageDayParade2014

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