Donna Dull of Clear Lake, retired after teaching kindergarten for 41 years and then decided to take part in some community activities that she had been unable to join before because of her daily teaching schedule. Vegetable and flower gardening was done on both the maternal and paternal side of her family, so when the idea of a public garden was talked about, she decided to join the project. She has been a member of the group developing our Central Gardens since the very beginning. Her first board position was as historian and then board secretary responsibilities were added. She continues to hold both positions. Peonies from her maternal grandfather's yard and a rosebush from her paternal great-great-great grandmother are important in her own yard. The rosebush is said to have come down the Ohio River and up the Mississippi River by flat boat to Iowa before the Civil War.