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By Margie Plunkett

The Junior League’s Community Garden, located along the Florida East Coast Railway tracks east of the Downtown Library, closed its eastern half in late February to make room for construction of the new Virgin Trains station.
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7960914098?profile=originalPatrick Goddard, president of Virgin Trains, speaks during a news conference after the City Council’s 5-0 vote to OK a station in Boca Raton. From left are Andrea O’Rourke, Mayor Scott Singer, Jeremy Rodgers and Monica Mayotte. Tim Stepien/The Coasta

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7960910868?profile=originalThis south-facing image shows Dixie Highway on the left and a vegetative buffer between the proposed parking garage and the Library Commons neighborhood on the right. Rendering provided

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7960770454?profile=originalABOVE: Peter Lasman harvests a ripe eggplant. BELOW: Robin Silverman shows off chives and a strawberry she picked. 2017 photos by Deborah S. Hartz-Seeley/The Coastal Star

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By Deborah S. Hartz-Seeley

Peter Lasman, 62, has watched the garden more than

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7960689281?profile=originalThen-Boca Raton Mayor Susan Whelchel prodded the city to donate land for a community garden in 2010.

Since then, the Junior League of Boca Raton has managed and supported the garden,

which has 97 plots that are leased to city residents.

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