Victory gardens sprout up again

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People are borrowing an old wartime concept to lessen the need for mass-produced food, reduce pollution and build a sense of community. These days, digging some holes and planting a little lettuce or a few beets is a political act. Just ask Julie Stern, who shares a backyard organic garden with her neighbor in Topanga Canyon. Stern worked at the polls on election day. “There’s a feeling you had,” she said. “You saw your neighbors, and you felt good about what you did.” Growing food, she added, “I sort of do feel the same way.”

Source: The LA Times

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