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August 8, 2003 10:46 am

Opportunities flourish in Bates senior's gardens

Scion of a farming family in Sandwich, N.H., Booty has put her agricultural experience to work for Lots to Gardens, a Lewiston-based nonprofit founded in 1998 by another Bates student, Kirsten Walter. Booty — who is as passionate about civic involvement as she is about raising food — is the youth coordinator for the program, which uses gardening projects to strengthen community and support local young people.