Southern Indiana garden honors Thomas Jefferson

5/24/2013 9:00 AM
By Associated Press

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Elementary school students in southern Indiana have worked with a volunteer beautification group to create a garden honoring Jeffersonville's namesake and the nation's third president.

The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Ky., reports (http://cjky.it/10XnWVX ) the Thomas Jefferson garden is located near a 10-foot bronze statue of Jefferson and reflects garden designs used at his Virginia estate.

Jeffersonville CityPride co-chairman Peggy Duffy says the site was designed to highlight Jefferson's interest in gardening. It includes perennials and trees used at his estate, Monticello.

Duffy says Steel Dynamics donated several thousand dollars in materials and labor for the project.

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Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com


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