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Valencia Horticulture Students Create Pilot Garden at Children’s Ranch

It’s often been said that if you grow a garden, you can change the world. And that’s exactly what Dr. Javier Garces, chairman of the Valencia College horticulture department, along with volunteers from Edgewood Children’s Ranch, are trying to do. “This was our first garden,” says Dr. Javier Garces, gesturing to the 1,200-square-feet plot, which is the size of a large living room. Five rows of vegetables – broccoli, cauliflower, radishes, beets, leeks, different types of lettuce – peek out from under blac ...