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When gardening is so much cooler than recess

NATICK — “Dude, look at this tomato; it’s almost ready!”

This isn’t a tattooed 20-something at a farmers’ market speaking, but an excited fourth grader at the Bennett-Hemenway Elementary School (known as Ben-Hem), where an innovative garden has become a beloved community resource for kids, teachers, and parents.

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