Volunteers show mastery, dig landscaping library grounds


OUR LOCAL LANDSCAPERS – Skagit Valley Master Gardeners Kathy Nelson, Chris Howard, Sarah Eskenazi, Nancy Crowell, Bruce Lindsay, Katryna Barber, Pat Hoover and Dave Buchanan planted huckleberries, sword ferns, salal and Oregon grapes in front of the La Conner Swinomish Library July 21. Not pictured: Susan Macek and Ruth Sutton. – Photo by Craig Barber

You cannot tell a book by its cover, but you can tell that the new La Conner Swinomish Library is topflight by viewing the ground outside its doors.

The perimeter of the building on the southwest corner of Sixth and Morris streets, recently enhanced by installation of a stunning story pole fashioned by master carver Kevin Paul and his son-in-law, Camas Logue, now has 300 native plants placed Thursday, July 21 by area master gardeners, including Weekly News photographer Nancy Crowell.

It was all part of a team effort enlisting volunteer community talent while trimming costs.

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