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March 28, 2024

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Mark, Janet, and Doug in 2020, after moving their business to the larger location at 124 Warren Street.

WAITSBURG - Spring is here and it seems everyone is back outside. Since its opening, Nancy's Dream Garden has helped many in Waitsburg and surrounding areas have productive and beautiful gardens.

Owners Doug Biolo and his sister Janet Biolo Lawrence, working with Janet's son Mark Laroue, Jr, have created a full-service, year-round nursery.

Earlier this month, Mark sustained extensive injuries in an accident. Janet has been by his side at a Seattle hospital as he begins the long journey to heal.

Doug has stayed in town to care for the family business during this difficult time, preparing the nursery for its busy season.

Those who know Doug, know him to be a generous community member. He clears snow from the streets in winter, deliver plants and trees to truck-challenged customers, and encourages library patrons to give seeds a chance.

Now, is the time the community can return his and his family's kindness.

Since the accident, customers, friends, and neighbors have come to the nursery to help receive deliveries, work in the shop, build bamboo fences, water plants, and clean.

There is an account at Banner Bank for donations towards Mark's recovery. Donations can be made at any Banner Bank location in the name of Mark Leroue, Jr or Janet Biolo Lawrence.

A GoFundMe page has also been set up at

As the weather warms and gardens thrive, it is heartwarming to be reminded of the supportive community we live in.


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