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Community Gardens coordinator Kathryn Olsen examines kale plants Oct. 5 at a gardens event. Dan Kenney, DeKalb County Community Gardens executive director, is working with Kirkland farmer Gene Heinsohn to win a grant that would bring $5,000 to the Garden Paths of Hope project. The project seeks ot create a farm where people with disabilities or the homeless can work to develop life skills they can’t learn elsewhere.

Charity farm vies for grant in competition

By Harry Myers | October 14, 2014

When Kirkland farmer Gene Heinsohn’s newborn son, Scottie, was diagnosed with Down syndrome, Heinsohn thought about what could be done to help his child.Realizing what he wanted for Scottie was not a school program but a community of understanding and...

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