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Updated: 05/02/2014 08:00:00AM

Parkside Community Garden grows and grows

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PHOTO PROVIDED BY KATHRYN PRESTON

Tyler Loche (center) of Boy Scout Troop 37 and his work crew were on hand for last week’s dedication of the expanded Parkside Community Garden, an Eagle Scout project.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY CLAUDIA RICHARDSON

In foreground, Claudia Richardson’s garden grows along other beds in the Parkside Community Garden on Gibralter Drive.

By GARY ROBERTS

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PORT CHARLOTTE — For years and years each summer, Claudia Richardson grew bushels of vegetables up North, canning them for the long winter ahead. The secret to her success was to weed, water and woo her plants with love.

But when she arrived in Florida, supposedly a lush landscape conducive to all things green, her expectations did a double-take. Attacking hordes of white flies and nematodes wouldn’t allow her home garden to produce produce.

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