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Community garden thrives

Photo by Jim Misunas Great Bend Tribune The Larned Community Orchard is a Larned Pride project.

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LARNED — Improving diets and increasing physical activity has been a major focus of the Larned Pride program.
It all started when Larned Pride received approval to three grant applications to a local foundation. The grants were for establishment of a community garden and orchard; start-up of a farmers market; and assistance with a community roller skating program.
A small community garden was started in the summer of 2009. Working with two local pastors, the church purchased a lot located next to the local food pantry and leased the ground to Pride at no cost. Volunteers tend the garden and in ...

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