In a collaborative effort between Blue Zones Project and Community Renewal Shawnee, a community garden is being established near Shawnee's first Friendship House that's under construction; the groundbreaking was held Friday at Kickapoo Park.

Pictured, from left, are Brandon Bell, Lynn Pharaoh, Carla Smith, David Henry, Daniel Matthews, Justin Erickson, Travis Flood, Michelle Briggs, Linda Brown and Rachael Melot.

The plan is for the garden to officially be open April 28.