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Emily Brown — Gardener, massage therapist

Beanpatch Gardening is an example of community-supported agriculture with a business edge — subscribers have “fresh, in season certified naturally grown produce delivered weekly, such as strawberries, tomatoes, salad greens [and] root veggies delivered weekly,” according to this week’s Page Three model Emily Brown. This time of year, that means Christmas trees, specifically Fraser firs grown up in Boone — and, says Brown, each tree comes with a $10 gift certificate for a massage. “We plan to help educate our local community about the importance of sustainable gardening practices and ‘clean’ food,” Emily says, “food void of pesticides and such. For some, we have installed square foot gardens to get them started on their way to self gardening.” For more information, shoot an e-mail to bean.patch@live.com.

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