Community garden partners grow an idea to put Ky. juveniles to work and put fresh produce on tables

DRY RIDGE, Ky. - Our weekly feature shines the spotlight on those unsung heroes among us: people who do good things for others every day, whether as a volunteer or as part of their job. 

First, a Grant County court planted the seeds of an idea; then partners sprouted up. Together they reaped the rewards of putting juveniles to work for good and putting food on tables.

In 2011, court representatives were considering options for court-ordered community service projects for juveniles. 

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