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LaFargeville students fill buckets with soil and tomato seedlings for local food pantries.
LaFargeville students fill buckets with soil and tomato seedlings for local food pantries.

Fighting hunger by the bucket

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Three hundred "bucket gardens" are being handed out to those in need at food pantries in Jefferson County this week. LaFargeville students, nutrition experts at Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Food Bank of Central New York have teamed up again this year to help increase food security and decrease hunger. Rosalind Cook, with Cornell Cooperation Extension, told Todd Moe that the "garden in a bucket" program began four years ago, and each year they get more ambitious.

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Todd Moe
Morning Host and Producer

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