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For Brooke Pearson of Sanford, eating fresh foods and helping the environment go hand in hand.Photos by Maddie Sullivan | Homeschool

Garden brings fresh lessons daily for high school junior

In our modern culture, food is valued for its convenience and availability. People flock to fast-food restaurants and supermarkets, stocking up on favorite foods and complaining when that food is unavailable. We often buy our food mindlessly, not stopping to think about the origins of our food or how the food we pu …

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