At the Cherry Street Community Garden there are more than just fruits and vegetables growing there. Rick Roszkowski and Lisa Eichler have been together for over 10 years.
The two have been volunteering with Unison Incorporated for seven years and made many friends at the community garden.
Roszkowski and Eichler are planning to say "I do" at the garden this Saturday, July 14. Roszkowski says working with area residents to build the area full of healthy flowers, fruits, and vegetables helps better the community.
"From, you know, pre-birth mothers through multi-generations, to really support what's vital in raising strong healthy families," said Roszkowski.
Three generations of women: grandmothers Linda Ginn and Rosie Woodland, daughter Sandra Webb and grandaughter Santana Webb have been gardening at Cherry Street for years. They say there are few things that keep them coming back: being together, growing healthy food, and Rick and Lisa.
The entire community support and love the couple, saying it's what keeps their community growing. Lisa says the community is why they wanted to get married in the garden. The couple plans to invite their own family and friends, in addition to their cherry street garden family.
One woman Roszkowski says he's proud to have attending the ceremony this year is Teneka Ross. He says major surgery kept Ross from the garden for nearly 7 months. But Ross is back this year and says it's because of the support and love she gets from the gardening community.
Unison Inc.'s President Laurie Lambach says she's proud of this garden's growth. Whether you look at the relationship of Rick and Lisa, their relationship with the local gardeners, or just the garden itself.
There is a lot of positive growth.
If you'd stop by the garden (1431 N. 23rd St.) the community needs help with weeds and watering every Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. or just call 414-220-8655 or email email@example.com to learn more.