If you see tomato vines or pepper plants sprouting in Cape Girardeau parks this summer, there is a good chance Robert Harris, Jr has been there. Harris has planted seven gardens in Cape Girardeau parks, starting in 2002.
Harris finds different partners to help him plant each garden. On Wednesday, he was joined by a half a dozen people at Washington Park to start a new one. Harris said there is a need for the gardens in the community.