At a recent park board meeting, President Mike Reilly announced that the Community Garden Plots on West Street will now be named the Ron Ory Garden Plots.
After twenty years with the Naperville Park District, Ory will retire this spring. While he’s served on many levels of the Naperville Park District, he’s most often recognized for his work with the Garden Plots and his Master Gardener title with the University of Illinois DuPage County extension.
“I know a lot of the gardeners out here after 25 years with gardening,” said Ory. “I call them my friends and my fellow gardeners, so I think it’s quite an honor for them to be doing that.”
Though leaving his seat with the Park District, he plans to keep gardening and maintain the plots that now bear his name.
The law requires a sixty-day reflection period before the new name becomes adopted.
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