The dirt on Gen Y: They do not garden but that may change

When 30somethings Mandy Valencia and Ryan Conner moved into their first house together in Medford last year, they faced a backyard lined with garden beds in need of attention. On top of that, neighbors shared stories about the previous homeowner leaving bags of fresh picked vegetables on their doorstep.

Talk about pressure. The couple – garden novices – found the idea of growing their own produce and continuing the neighborly tradition of sharing the excess both appealing and daunting.

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