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Nourishing more than minds

Gabriel Erde-Cohen (second from left), director of Green City Growers, raised a healthy crop of vegetables this summer at Boston Day and Evening Academy with help from (from left) Edmond Simpson, Mark Brunner, Trahmayne Wilder, and Tanairy Alvarado. Gabriel Erde-Cohen (second from left), director of Green City Growers, raised a healthy crop of vegetables this summer at Boston Day and Evening Academy with help from (from left) Edmond Simpson, Mark Brunner, Trahmayne Wilder, and Tanairy Alvarado. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
By Kristi Ceccarossi
Globe Correspondent / September 28, 2008

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It began slowly. Two years ago, the land behind the Boston Day and Evening Academy was a mess, a neglected stretch of weeds and patchy grass. But teachers at the charter school saw promise, and set out to reclaim the land as a food source and as a student learning experience. (Full article: 480 words)

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