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Grandpa The Gardener Helped Nurture His Seedling Grandson

A man remembers the grandfather who taught him valuable lessons and helped him grow. "He is a part of everything that I am," says Santiago Arredondo.

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Prisoners build an organic vegetable garden in the prison yard of the medium security unit at San Quentin State Prison in December. Kirk Crippens/ Insight Garden Program hide caption

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Hermine Ricketts says she gardens for the food and for the peace it brings her. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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The Nourishmat, which is inspired by Square Foot Gardening, makes it easy to grow 15 to 20 pounds of food in a small space with a plastic mat that serves as a garden planting guide. Courtesy of Earth Starter hide caption

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Decorated gnomes designed by celebrities, including Elton John (second from the right), are displayed at Chelsea Flower Show on Monday in London. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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Through the City Land Application of Biosolids Program in Geneva, Ill., the fertilizer supplement is provided to local farmers at no cost. City of Geneva/Flickr hide caption

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An urban farmer waters his plants near Bamako, Mali, where the government has set aside nearly 250 acres for market gardens. donkeycart/Flickr hide caption

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