DEC Campers visit Karen Kerney's orchard and garden

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The seven campers were accompanied by four POC members.  After touring Karen's place,  we learned about soil and the plants Karen was growing. We tried our hand at a few gardening tasks and Karen coached us on how to hoe properly.  And at the end of our morning, Karen served us a treat right from the vineyard, homemade grape juice.  It was a wonderful local outing exposing us all to the benefits of raising your own food.

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