George E. Prine III knew there was more to life than this. “After 25 years in the hotel industry, I decided to make a change. It was a change that was passion driven. I wanted to be outside, and I loved plants and designing,” Prine says.

Summer is in the air. The birds are singing, the sun is shining and the gardens are beckoning. The warming temperatures are call-time to grab a spade and get down in the dirt. St.

Community gardens provide a creative way for St. Louis Park residents to gather and celebrate the outdoors together. These gardens also supply bountiful baskets of produce and beautify the city with flowers.

In 2003, Dan Avi started Total Lawn Care Plus. Avi, a successful personal trainer in the metro, had previously owned a yard work business in Israel. “He loves being outside and had lots of good ideas,” says his wife, Dolly.