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Loveland Boy Builds Garden for Hungry

A Yale University garden yields fresh food for the hungry in Loveland.

Not exactly, but that’s where Alex O’Brien saw the garden which inspired him to build a garden to help Loveland Inter Faith Effort feed the poor in our community.

“We were on a college visit to Yale for my brother,” Alex said. He was going into eighth-grade and his brother Mike was going to be a high school sophomore at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy.

“We were taking a tour of the campus and we saw a garden there. I thought wow, that’s pretty cool.”

So cool that Alex started growing some herbs and tomatoes in a home garden. His dad, an avid gardener himself, helped him get started. The family used them for salads and with family meals. It wasn’t long before he thought expanding the garden would be a good idea. As an eighth-grade student, Alex told Randy Brunk, head of CHCA, about his garden.

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