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Tips for Hardy Gardeners: gratitude and giving back

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Tom Kasper/Open Hands Food Project
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Not even a week of rain can dampen Tom Kasper's enthusiasm for the Open Hands Food Project.

Last year, he donated over 2500 pounds of food to the Damiano Center over about three months.  This year he's thinking even bigger: weekly donations for 18 or 18 weeks.  More fruits and vegetables. Partnerships this year not just with the Damiano Center, but with local food initiatives like Second Harvest Food Bank, and the YMCA's meal program.

Not even the prospect of kicking off the growing season with a rock-picking session can get him down.

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