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Luke McCapes has a passion for urban gardening and grows his own vegetables in c

Urban gardening


For a southeast Brainerd man, apartment living in the city hasn’t stopped his ability to grow his own vegetables.

Tomato plants that resemble bushes in containers line the walkway outside Luke McCapes’ apartment. Each is loaded with tomatoes.

McCapes grew up on a farm on South Long Lake where his family had a large garden. He transported his love of fresh food to the city but didn’t let a small space or lack of yard stand in the way of growing his own food.

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Renee Richardson
Richardson is a Pacelli High School graduate from Austin, Minn., who earned an applied science degree from the University of Minnesota, Waseca, with an emphasis in horse management. She worked extensively in the resort industry. She received an associate’s degree from Central Lakes College, where she was editor of the Westbank Journal student newspaper, as well as a summer intern at the Dispatch. She graduated from St. Cloud State University summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and interned at the St. Cloud Times covering business while attending SCSU. She's been with the Brainerd Dispatch since 1996.
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