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Union Central Senior Living resident Ken Holt stands in the midst of the small garden created by himself and fellow resident Kermit Lyngaas last summer. The fresh vegetables are enjoyed by Union Central residents from May through September. (Photo by Vicki Gerdes/DL Newspapers

Garden-grown delights: Union Central residents enjoying fresh veggies this summer

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When most older adults give up their homes to move to a senior apartment complex or assisted living facility, they also give up the privilege of enjoying fresh-picked vegetables from their own garden.


Such is not the case for the residents of Union Central Senior Living, however, thanks to the efforts of Ken Holt and Kermit Lyngaas.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 844-1454