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Students help plant produce at the Prospect Community Garden, located at Prospect Elementary School. 

Editor's note: This story is part of a series addressing the issue of food insecurity in Richland County. The series will continue throughout 2017 and feature interviews with those working to mitigate the problem and the obstacles they encounter.

MANSFIELD -- Overgrown, yet full of potential. That was the state of a butterfly garden at Prospect Elementary School when Amy Burns, occupational therapist at Prospect, happened upon it with an idea. 

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Thrive reporter. Graduate of Ontario High School and Ohio State Mansfield. Wife. Mom. Dog lover. Fitness enthusiast. Plant collector. Mac and cheese consumer.