Wednesday evening marked a special moment for the Temple Terrace Community Garden.
Not only had gardeners rented out all of the individual spaces in the first quadrant of their new plot, they also received five mosaic stepping stones from the GFWC Temple Terrace Woman's Club and Junior Woman's Club. The stones are made out of tiles from the old Publix mural in the downtown redevelopment area.
The clubs saved some of the pieces of tile from the mural before it was demolished in February. Members of both clubs have been creating the stepping stones since August.
In September, the clubs presented the Temple Terrace Family Recreation Complex with six stones, which now adorn the facility's front landscaping. Earlier this month, members gave one of the stones to former Temple Terrace Police Community Service Officer Tracy Mishler as a retirement gift.
Members of both clubs agreed that the Community Garden was another appropriate place for some of the stones to call home.
Elizabeth Leib, Temple Terrace Community Garden president, said gardeners were honored to have the pieces of Temple Terrace history and be considered by the woman's clubs. The Community Garden group is less than a year old and is already receiving community support and resident interest.
"It means Temple Terrace loves us," Leib said.
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