UNION, NJ – When gardeners at Union’s Community Garden need a break after tending to their plants or flowers, they now have a spot to relax and even catch up on some gardening news.

For his Eagle Scout project, Roman Mioduszewski built a garden library for the Union Community Garden, now tucked away in a shady corner of the garden.

Mioduszewski, 17, said he contacted the Community Garden when he was looking for an Eagle Scout project and they said they needed a garden library.  Mioduszewski said garden members showed him a photo of one, but it was small.  “I figured I was going to build something better,” he said.  “Go big or go home.”

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Members of the Community Garden, Mioduszewski's family members, guests and Freeholder Vernell Wright were on hand on Saturday to unveil the garden library.  Mioduszewski, who graduated from Union High School in June and will be attending Fairleigh Dickinson University in the fall, is a member of Troop 63.

It took Mioduszewski, with help from his brother and cousins, about 8 weeks to build the garden library.  He said Century21 Supreme was his corporate sponsor and he received donations from family and friends. 

“Roman has worked over a year on this project and we are thrilled with the outcome,” said Adrienne Kubicz, Community Garden President.  “Our plan is that each member of the Community Garden will be donating a gardening book to stock the side cabinets with some great reading material.”