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Garden project provides pandemic respite for Groton woman

Have you had a special project during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Like millions of other Americans, Laurie Taylor was out of work for a while due to the pandemic. Around Earth Day last year, she looked around near her Groton apartment and noticed garbage had blown away from a nearby dumpster. She decided to use some of her time to clean up the area and then got the idea to start a garden, where she placed plants and various colorful ornaments, including landscaping lights. She says the garden is really pretty lit up at night.

The effort inspired a neighbor, who Taylor then helped to create a garden, too.

Taylor now has a job again and on Wednesday said she was spending time with daughter Meagan Butler's dog, Teddie, before going to work later in the afternoon.


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