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Mount Prospect celebrates community garden

Dawn Fletcher Collins, executive director of the Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce, plants her garden in honor of her mother, Audrey, who just died, at the After-Hours Networking Event Thursday celebrating a new community and school garden at Euclid Elementary School.

Dawn Fletcher Collins, executive director of the Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce, plants her garden in honor of her mother, Audrey, who just died, at the After-Hours Networking Event Thursday celebrating a new community and school garden at Euclid Elementary School.

 

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Kyndl Schuster, center, assistant superintendent for business services for River Trails Elementary School District 26, speaks at the After-Hours Networking Event Thursday at the new community and school garden at Euclid Elementary School.

Kyndl Schuster, center, assistant superintendent for business services for River Trails Elementary School District 26, speaks at the After-Hours Networking Event Thursday at the new community and school garden at Euclid Elementary School.

 

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Kiyota K Takeuchi of the Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce plants his garden as the After-Hours Networking Event celebrating their new community and school garden at Euclid Elementary School unfolds Thursday.

Kiyota "K" Takeuchi of the Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce plants his garden as the After-Hours Networking Event celebrating their new community and school garden at Euclid Elementary School unfolds Thursday.

 

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

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By Daily Herald report

River Trails Elementary School District 26, the River Trails Park District and the Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce hosted an after-hours networking event Thursday at the new community and school garden, El Jardin De Los Suenos (The Garden of Dreams).

The event at Euclid Elementary School, 1211 N. Wheeling Road, celebrated the school district's newest "green" initiative.

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Garden plots are available to anyone in the community on a first-come, first-served basis. Annual dues are $20. Participants must provide their own tools and sign a garden agreement listing site rules and regulations.

Contact Eric Rogers at (224) 612-7301 or erogers@rtsd26.org for information.

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