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Growing for the Community

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Charlottesville's 10th & Page neighborhood has only 18% tree canopy cover.

Peggy Singlemann visits Charlottesville’s 10th and Page community with Peggy Van Yahres to learn about ReLeaf Cville’s work to plant free trees to provide shade, reduce energy bills and improve health outcomes. In the studio Jake Van Yahres explains why wood chips work better than traditional shredded mulch.

Randy Battle explores Petersburg Oasis Youth Farm with founder Tyrone Cherry III to learn about his work to establish a community garden in a food desert and empower youth to create a thriving local food system.

Jen Naylor shares tips for creating a pantry garden. Serome Hamlin explains why cutting back some aggressively spreading plants in the summer can save you work later.

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Tyrone Cherry explains his ideas for engaging young gardeners on the farm to Randy Battle.

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