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Grove Garden makes online debut despite threat of bullies

Grove Garden makes online debut despite threat of bullies

Facebook — it's a way to gain an audience, spread a message or spew vitriol from behind a digital barrier.

The cyber-bullying is why Rob Till, the life behind Grove Community Garden, resisted the social media platform for years. That lure of a wider reach is why he finally launched an online page this month.

"We launched the Facebook after three years of William and Mary students (volunteers) trying to get me to do it," Till said. "I didn't want negative comments of people saying things are brown. … This is such a precious garden, it touches so many souls and I just don't need negative stuff coming my way saying the fence is torn, and there's a bunch of pots...

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