Growing Character

Aspiring Eagle Scout Takes On Garden Project

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Posted: July 2, 2013

Eagle Scout candidate Jonathan Krauss, 15, plants a liatris on Saturday as he joined members of the Colonial Garden Club for a club civic improvement project. He worked with members to clear an overgrown area outside the offices of Friendship Industries, planting a sustainable flower garden for his Eagle Scout project. (Photos by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
Scout Jonathan Krauss teamed up with Cathy Comer, who coordinates the Colonial Garden Club’s civic improvement projects, to clear a space for a flower garden at Friendship Industries in Harrisonburg.
HARRISONBURG — It sounded simple enough to Jonathan Krauss.

Turn an overgrown plot at Friendship Industries into a garden?

Sure, he thought. Pull some weeds, plant some flowers, how hard could…

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