As local food systems evolve to incorporate locally-grown items, social service agencies are uncovering some surprising community benefits in the trend, particularly in some urban centers. In parts of St. Louis, for example, small-scale food production and distribution are helping build unique connections for veterans, recovering drug addicts and others in need. In part two of our week-long series on local food, Harvest Public Media's Tim Lloyd has this story of a little farm that's become fertile ground for people, plants, and human potential.
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