It took a lot of back-breaking work and several green thumbs, but what once was a blighted area home to deteriorating trailers is now a Hanover Community Garden.

The garden, located at 161 North Madison Avenue, was the idea of Hanover resident Barb Ford for the desire to do “something nice” with the land that is also good for the community. Now that the trailers have been demolished and cleared away, transformation has begun with some plantings already and plans for more in the spring.