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Janet Emmis, right, holds a breadfruit after unpacking a shipment recently acquired from the Twin Cities. The breadfruit will be served as part of a community potluck Saturday to celebrate spring and announce plans by the Anach Cooperative for a community garden. Also pictured are Noah Ryan, left, and A.S. John. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Micronesian community in Milan, Minn., setting its sights on shared garden


MILAN — If they could, half the residents of Milan would be growing tropical foods like taro, pandanus, breadfruit, or bananas and coconuts.

These are the foods they grew up with and know so well.

Since they cannot, they will be raising foods that the other half of Milan knows so well, like potatoes, beans and cucumbers.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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