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Local 7th-Grade Classes tour my/the Garden!

Four 7th-grade classes from Jefferson Middle School toured Gammon Community Garden, and visited my plot to ask questions, on Thursday, September 12th. Those who weren't excited about gardening were at least happy to be on a field trip outside, so a good time was had by all (except for the young man who ate a chili pepper and got an upset stomach!).

Melissa, their Language Arts teacher, had arranged the visit as an accompaniment to their reading of the book "Seedfolks" by Paul Fleischman. The book is about a vacant city lot that becomes a garden, and the trans-formative effect it has on the neighborhood and its residents. Being a reader myself, I had ordered the book, but it didn't arrive til the day *after* the tour. I read it that weekend, though, and enjoyed it very much. My summer in the garden has certainly been a wonderful one for me!

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