IN LITTLE SILVER, GARDENS READY TO SPROUT

ls-parkLittle Silver resident John Heidema clears out brush and concrete Wednesday, doing his part to get the borough’s memorial garden into shape. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

John Heidema has put his gardening gloves to the test the last few days.

He was out Saturday and again on Tuesday at Little Silver’s Memorial Garden, pulling away brush and picking through dirt piles to get rid of leftover concrete.

“And I’m doing some now ’til we get things going,” he said Wednesday, waiting for a meeting with other volunteers — who failed to show on time — to help put the finishing touches on the borough’s once-empty patch of grass to a memorial of Little Silver’s deceased. “The idea is to get this manageable.”

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