SELLERSBURG, Ind. (WDRB) -- A new community garden is now open at a park on the Ivy Tech campus in Sellersburg.

A dedication ceremony was held Tuesday morning.

Ivy Tech's chancellor, Dr. Travis Haire, says he hopes the garden gives students and staff a place to socialize and study. He also says it will give monarch butterflies a place to rest on their journey from Canada to Mexico each fall.

The garden features a memorial pathway of etched bricks, honoring friends and loved ones.

"We have just a beautiful campus, and this has made it so much more special," Haire said during Tuesday's dedication ceremony. "It's a great opportunity for us to remember those of our faculty and staff, and just a great opportunity for our campus."

The community garden was made possible through the support of the Duke Energy Foundation and Ivy Tech employee donors.

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