Volunteer gardeners unite to help local domestic violence center

Volunteers from 23 states and Canada worked last week to build a new playground and garden at Project DOVE in Ontario. (The Enterprise/Kristine de Leon)

ONTARIO – The grass is looking a little greener at Project DOVE.

On Saturday, 67 gardeners from 23 states and two Canadian provinces came together to plant a garden and build a playground at the domestic violence shelter in Ontario.

Love for a local video blogger brought them. Volunteers were inspired by Ontario-based gardening expert Laura LeBoutillier, creator of Garden Answer, a series of garden-themed videos with over half a million YouTube subscribers and 2.6 million followers on Facebook. Laura Parker of Utah organized the event. Parker wanted a community service project for fans to connect with LeBoutillier. After scouting several local organizations, they settled on Project . . .