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The Humble Gardener

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Gardening for the Taste of Italy

Papa, my Italian grandfather, lived in a Chicago tenement that afforded no room to nurture a garden. He rented a vacant property that he accessed by taking two different streetcars, a lengthy trip, where he happily grew vegetables for his family. I like to visualize him getting on the streetcar for his return journey with the fruits of his harvest, produce that my grandmother would make into me...

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