One step closer to remembering the spirit of Mr. Galloway.

Mr. Galloway kept a beautiful garden in the old Rondo neighborhood near the newly completed Rondo Center for Diverse Expression and Rondo Commemorative Plaza. Neighbors and passersby would stop to admire his work and often walk away with his green thumb tips or cuttings for their own gardens.

Inspired by that legacy, the Saint Paul Garden Club has made a grant to the Rondo Center to develop a public garden and gathering space at their site. Saint Paul Rotary is also a project partner and will make a matching grant. Rotarian Deb Katzmark, who for years owned Flowers on the Park downtown and in Woodbury, will design the space to be planted this spring by community volunteers. Congratulations to Marvin Anderson, who created the vision for what this garden could mean to the neighborhood, and to everyone at the Rondo Center who are expanding on the legacy of “Old Rondo” for new generations.