When her son died, a girl turned to gardening. Now, she feeds her overall neighborhood – Nation & World News


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Jenna Fournel and Leal Abbatiello, 14, pose for a portrait at their home in Alexandria, Va. on April 30, 2022. Since the start of the pandemic in 2020, Fournel and her son expanded their garden and began harvesting and giving away produce for free to their community.

Jenna Fournel shed her son in the tumble of 2019. To retain his spirit alive, and join with her community through the pandemic, she expanded her yard and shared the goods with neighbors for free of charge.

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