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In the shadow of the White House garden, a movement grows

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Rebecca Martin and son Charlie in front of their garden in 2008. Martin convinced the city of Kingston, N.Y., to plant a victory garden on the grounds of City Hall this spring. (Photo by Jennifer McKinley)

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Becky and Brian Johns behind City Hall, Flint, Mich., April 5, 2009. A garden will be planted there this spring. (Courtesy of Happy Family Farms)

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The Johns family at City Hall in Flint, Mich., on April 5, 2009. The Johns lobbyied successfully for a vegetable garden to be planted there this spring. (Courtesy of Happy Family Farms)

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Becky and Brian Johns at City Hall in Flint, Mich., on April 5, 2009. The Johns lobbyied successfully for a vegetable garden to be planted there this spring. (Courtesy of Happy Family Farms)

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On the heels of the recent ground breaking of the White House vegetable garden, a grassroots campaign is trying to get gardens planted at state houses and governor’s mansions from Saint Paul to Santa Fe.


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