1995 – 25 years ago

Jim and Cynda Muldoon, co-founders of The Garden Project in Benton Harbor, looked at a vacant lot near Benton Harbor High School and saw a chance to involve neighborhood children in a garden. They planted the garden May 31 with the help of some curious neighborhood children. Since then, the garden has attracted children from throughout the area. The garden has some “great sweet potatoes” that will be harvested in a couple of weeks. It’s also produced other fruits and vegetables. One of the favorites among children is pole beans.