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Little Gardeners Featured in New Book

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The Friendship Community Garden in Northwest DC plays a big role in a new book, as Stephanie Kaye reports...

Editor Rhoda Trooboff says her garden goes way back. "This was started as part of the Victory Garden Program in the 1940s during World War II. And it's been here ever since."

This "old" garden serves as the stomping grounds for two of the youngest gardeners in the neighborhood: six-year old twins Annie and Veda.

After the twin's mom took notes on the girls garden adventures, Trooboff edited the recollection into a book aimed at young readers and the gardeners in their lives. "How do you learn to garden if you don't do it when you're little? How do you enjoy the taste of really really fresh food? The garden is a very good teacher about nutrition and exercise and patience."

The six-year old "authors" of "We Grew It, Let's Eat It..." and their editor -- will be at a discussion and signing at Politics and Prose bookstore on May 22nd.


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