The Green ‘Micro’ Revolution

JMU Seniors Turn Passion Into Successful Backyard Garden

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Posted: October 13, 2012

James Madison University senior Sam Frere, 21, sprays kale with homemade tomato leaf tea, which will kill white aphids, in his backyard garden on Collicello Street in Harrisonburg. He and roommate Dan Warren have so taken to heart the “microgarden” concept that they now grow enough produce to help feed 14 area families. (Photos by Nikki Fox)
Daniel Warren, 22, plants loose leaf lettuce between other plants he grows with his roommate, Sam Frere, in the backyard plot they’ve dubbed Collicello Gardens in Harrisonburg.
HARRISONBURG — Four years ago, Sam Frere and Dan Warren met randomly.
Or serendipitously, some might argue.
The James Madison University freshmen were assigned to the same suite on campus…

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