Planting the seeds for Vermonters who are struggling with food insecurities

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Planting the seeds for Vermonters who are struggling with food insecurities.

The Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity is holding its annual Garden Day, to help alleviate some of those struggles through gardening.

For 30 years, CVOEO Garden Day has been providing people with the foundations of their own garden.

On Friday, hundreds of people lined up to get their share of supplies, to get their own beds started.

“The more that people are able to get out and garden the more that they are taking control of what they are putting on their table. Planting a garden and freezing vegetable and finding ways of stretching out your dollars so that you can buy what you need at the grocery store,” said Travis Poulin with CVOEO

In a state where food insecurity effects 10 percent of the population, having free, fresh vegetables in the back yard, can help Vermonter stretch their dollar even further.

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